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Venkaiah Naidu likely to be NDA candidate for vice president, announcement today: Report

M Venkaiah Naidu, a 68-year-old former BJP president, met Narendra Modi and spoke with BJP president Amit Shah, the sources said.

india Updated: Jul 17, 2017 18:32 IST
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Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu delivers an addresses at an event in New Delhi. The BJP leader will face Opposition nominee Gopal Krishna Gandhi in the vice presidential election on August 5, sources said.(PTI)

Information and broadcasting minister M Venkaiah Naidu has been finalised as the ruling NDA candidate for vice presidential poll and the announcement will be made on Monday evening, BJP sources have said.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) parliamentary board will meet in the evening to announce Naidu’s candidature, according to the sources. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the meeting.

The 68-year-old Naidu, a former BJP president, met Modi and spoke with BJP president Amit Shah, the sources said.

Maharashtra governor C Vidyasagar Rao’s name was also considered for the August 5 contest.

The last date for filing nomination papers for the vice presidential election is Tuesday.

The term of vice president Hamid Ansari, who is also ex-officio Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, ends on August 10.

First Published: Jul 17, 2017 16:53 IST