The Opposition has picked veteran Congress chief Margaret Alva as its vice presidential choose. Asserting the event, NCP chief Sharad Pawar mentioned on Sunday, “The Opposition candidate for the submit of Vice President of India will likely be Margaret Alva.”

Pawar additional mentioned that 17 events are on board for this unanimous choice. “Our collective considering is Alva will file VP nomination on Tuesday,” he added. 

Alva (80) would file her nomination papers on Tuesday.

The election for the Vice Presidential elections is scheduled to be held on August 6. The nomination course of for a similar began on July 5 and July 19 is the final date for submitting nominations.

“We are attempting to contact Mamata Banerjee and Arvind Kejriwal. Final time they supported our joint presidential candidate,” he mentioned, including that even JMM is along with opposition events on this election.

Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut mentioned, “We’re all collectively on this election”.

Among the many attendees had been Congress’ Mallikarjun Kharge and Jairam Ramesh, CPI(M) chief Sitaram Yechury, CPI’s D Raja and Binoy Viswam, Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut, DMK’s T R Baalu and Tiruchi Siva, SP’s Ram Gopal Yadav, MDMK’s Vaiko and TRS’ Ok Keshava Rao.

The RJD’s A D Singh, IMUL’s E T Mohammed Basheer and Kerala Congress (M)’s Jose Ok. Mani had been additionally current.

The numbers within the electoral faculty are firmly stacked in favour of the ruling NDA mix.

On Saturday, Bharatiya Janata Occasion named Jagdeep Dhankhar, governor of West Bengal state, as its Vice Presidential candidate.

Dhankhar, who’s 71, was elected as a lawmaker in 1988 from a constituency in Rajasthan, additionally his house state, based on info accessible on West Bengal Raj Bhavan web site.

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, who was till lately the one Muslim face in Modi’s cupboard, was reported to be amongst doable candidates for the Vice President’s function.

The nation’s vice chairman takes over within the occasion of the dying, resignation or elimination of the president and can also be chairman of the higher home of parliament, or Rajya Sabha. The president is the supreme commander of India’s armed forces and oversees creation of a authorities in case of a hung parliament.

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