Presidential candidate P A Sangma on Monday sought the support of YSR Congress Party to his candidature and alleged that he was prevented from personally meeting Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy in jail.
Sangma met YSR Congress honorary president and Jagan's mother Y S Vijaya Lakshmi and other important leaders of the party at her residence here and urged them to support him.
"I had a very very fruitful discussion with them. I appealed to them to support my candidature in the coming Presidential election. They assured me that very soon that they would be calling the party office bearers meeting and the final decision taken", he told reporters.
He expressed confidence that the YSRCP would support his candidature for the post of President.
YSRCP has 17 MLAs in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly in a house of 294.
Meanwhile, Sangma went to the Chanchalguda jail, where Jagan was lodged in connection with an alleged disproportionate assets case, but could not meet him.
Sangma claimed that he was given time to meet Jagan at around 9 am, which was postponed to 11 am.
The meeting was, however, cancelled possibly at the intervention of "state government authorities and Union government authorities", he alleged.