Aizawl: Main opposition party in Mizoram, Mizo National Front (MNF) is likely to support the candidature of Purno A Sangma as President of India when the polling will be held on July 19.

Former chief minister and MNF chief Zoramthanga told PTI on Sunday that formal announcement would be made during this week after the meeting of the party high command on the issue.

"I think we will support Sangma as he is a tribal from North-East and also a Christian as the country is yet to have a tribal and a Christian in the top post," Zoramthanga said.

MNF has one member of parliament (Rajya Sabha) and four legislators including a member of its junior partner - Mara Democratic Front (MDF).

(Agencies)

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