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Jagdeep Dhankar to be NDA’s candidate for Vice President election

Jagdeep Dhankar has been declared BJP-led National Democratic Alliance’s candidate for the upcoming Vice President election in a Parliamentary Board meeting in Delhi. 

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New Delhi: Jagdeep Dhankar has been declared BJP-led National Democratic Alliance’s candidate for the upcoming Vice President election in a Parliamentary Board meeting in Delhi. In the meeting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was also present.

The latest development ahead of the poll was announced by the BJP Chief JP Nadda. ”Today in the meeting of state presidents and general secretaries, a detailed discussion was held on the upcoming programs of the organisation,” said Adesh Gupta, Delhi BJP chief.

The last date for filing the nomination for the poll is July 19. The scrutiny of the nomination paper is scheduled to be held on July 20. The candidate can withdraw the nomination paper by July 22.

However, the election for the post of Vice President is to be held on August 6. The term of the current vice president M Venkaiah Naidu ends on August 10 and his successor will take oath for the post on August 11.

Dhankar is currently serving as the Governor of West Bengal where Mamata Banerjee-led TMC is in power.

The Opposition so far has not declared any name for the election. However, CM Mamata Banerjee on Saturday called a meeting of party Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha MPs to discuss the party’s plan of action for the Vice-President elections.

The meeting will be held on July 21.

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