New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Parliamentary Board is scheduled to hold an important meeting at 6 pm today. It is being told that in this meeting, the BJP is likely to announce the name of its candidate for the post of Vice President. The meeting is expected to be attended by veteran leaders like PM Narendra Modi, the party's national president JP Nadda, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari.
It may be mentioned that the BJP-led NDA's presidential candidate is Draupadi Murmu. Voting for the presidential election will be held on Monday, July 18. On the other hand, the opposition parties are scheduled to meet on July 17 to discuss the joint candidate for the vice-presidential election. Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha and veteran Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge has said that all parties will meet on Sunday and discuss who will be their joint candidate for the post of vice-president.
The BJP's path to the Vice-Presidential election looks very easy. Indeed, the saffron camp has more votes than the number required for this election. Names like former Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, former Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan, Captain Amarinder Singh and Najma Heptulla are being discussed for the post of Vice President from the BJP camp. However, the BJP often surprises political pundits with the names of candidates in such posts.