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Election for Vice President tomorrow

Aug 4th, 2017 9:28 am | By | Category: LATEST NEWS

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The election to decide India’s 15th Vice President will be held on Saturday, August 5. The results will be announced the same day. The two candidates are Venkaiah Naidu and Gopalkrishna Gandhi. Naidu is the BJP-led NDA’s candidate. He served as the Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Urban Development and Information and Broadcasting in the Modi Cabinet. He has also served as the BJP national president from 2002 to 2004. Earlier, Naidu was the Union Cabinet Minister for Rural Development in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee NDA government. Gandhi is the Congress-led opposition candidate. He is the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi. As a former Indian Administrative Service officer, he served as Secretary to the President of India and as High Commissioner to South Africa and Sri Lanka, and has served in other administrative and diplomatic posts.

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