India Minister Venkaiah Naidu Is BJP's Candidate For Vice President

19:05  17 july  2017
19:05  17 july  2017 Source:   NDTV

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BJP Parliamentary Board decided today in favour of senior BJP leader and Housing and Urban Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu for NDA's vice presidential candidate . Venkaiah Naidu was the national vice president of BJP ' s youth wing from 1980 to 1983.

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NEW DELHI -- Senior Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP ) leader and Union Housing and Urban Affairs, and Information and Broadcasting Minister Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu is the NDA' s candidate for the post of Vice President , party chief Amit Shah announced in Delhi on Monday.

New Delhi: Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu is the BJP's choice for Vice President.

The decision was taken at a meeting headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi this evening.

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Like in the case of President, the BJP's Vice President nominee is also expected to sail through; with the backing of southern parties like AIADMK, Telengana Rashtra Samiti and YSR Congress, the government candidate is likely to win the votes of 557 MPs in the electoral college of 787 MPs.

Mr Naidu, it is believed, conveyed his reluctance to his party in meetings today. In the past, he has made no bones about it. "I neither want to become Rashtrapati (president), nor do I want to become uprashtrapati (vice president). I am happy being Usha's pati (wife Usha's husband)," he said in May.

Last month, he stressed: "Never am I going to participate in the vice-presidential elections even if anyone compels me."

The BJP and its advisers have a clear set of requirements and Mr Naidu checks most boxes - which include the ability to run smoothly the Rajya Sabha, where the Vice President is chairman and where the government is currently in a minority, and belief in the core values of the BJP and its ideological mentor the RSS.

Opposition parties last week named as their vice presidential candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi, a former governor who was also briefly considered by them for the post of President.

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