Margaret Alva, a joint opposition candidate for the vice presidency, met with Arvind Kejriwal, the chief minister of Delhi, on Saturday to ask for his support.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) said in a statement following the meeting that they mingled during the meeting and also talked about the nation’s present political climate.

“Both leaders expressed mutual respect and acknowledgment” at the end of the meeting between Alva and Kejriwal, the party continued.

Margaret Alva had traveled to the AAP national convenor’s office to ask for the party’s backing in the next vice presidential election, according to the statement.

Vice President Candidate Margaret Alva Meets Kejriwal – Kejriwal missed the 17 opposition parties’ meeting last Sunday at Sharad Pawar’s house where Alva’s candidacy was chosen. Mamata Banerjee, the chief minister of West Bengal, also turned it down.

Alva, a former governor, and veteran of the Congress has asked Banerjee and Kejriwal for their support. In the presidential election, the AAP had backed Yashwant Sinha, a joint opposition candidate.

The political affairs committee of the AAP will convene soon under the direction of Arvind Kejriwal to discuss the party’s position on the vice presidential election, according to a statement from the organization.

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