Venkaiah Naidu named NDA’s Vice-Presidential candidate (VIDEO)

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# Bharatiya Janata Party chief Amit Shah announced that Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu will be the Vice-Presidential candidate of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

# Venkaiah Naidu will file nomination for the V-P elections at 11 AM tomorrow.

“Venkaiah ji has a lot of experience. All NDA allies have welcomed this decision,” BJP President Amit Shah said.

Earlier:

New Delhi: The BJP Parliamentary Board meeting, to finalise party’s candidate for Vice-President, has begun in the capital in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah.

Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu, believed to be the front-runner, said before going into the meeting: “I am not aspiring to become anything. Whatever the parliamentary board decides, that is final.”

Sources have said that the candidate will likely be a person from south India, where the party wants to strengthen its presence.

Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao is another likely name for the polls to be held on August 5.

The BJP is keen to have a vice presidential candidate representing one of the southern states, after having nominated Ram Nath Kovind who represents Uttar Pradesh.