New Delhi: BJP will announce its Vice-Presidential nominee today. The Party Parliamentary Board will meet in New Delhi this evening to take a call in this regard. The opposition has already declared the name of former West Bengal Governor Gopal Krishna Gandhi for the post.
As per sources, Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu has emerged as a front-runner for vice presidential candidate of the ruling NDA.
According to informed party sources, Naidu’s name has almost been finalised as candidate for the Vice President’s post.
Maharashtra Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao’s name is also being considered for the post.
Tomorrow is the last day for filing the nominations. The scrutiny will be held on Wednesday and the last date for withdrawal of nomination is 21st of this month. The polling will be held on the 5th of next month and counting will take place on the same day.
The Vice-President is elected by an electoral college comprising members of both the Houses of Parliament including nominated members. The term of incumbent Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari is ending on 10th of August this year.