BJP declares Venkaiah Naidu as its candidate for Vice-Presidential poll

Naidu, 68 and a former BJP President, had earlier met PM Modi and spoke with BJP President Amit Shah, the sources said.

Published: 17th July 2017 04:31 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th July 2017 07:41 AM   |  A+A-

Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu. (File | PTI)

By Online Desk

NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janata Party, at a parliamentary board meeting headed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on today evening, has finalized the Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu as its candidate for Vice Presidential poll.

Naidu, 68 and a former BJP President, had earlier met PM 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.

(With inputs from IANS)

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