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The President and Vice President's elections will take place this month. The BJP Parliamentary board will meet today to decide the Vice Presidential candidate for the part. There are talks that West Bengal's Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar is the frontrunner for the role. The other option before the leadership of BJP is Kerala's Governor Arif Mohammed Khan. Jagdeep Dhankhar met Union Home Minister Amit Shah yesterday. The party sources say that Jagdeep Dhankhar is almost finalized for the role. The party has taken the President and Vice President elections prestigiously. The voting for the 16th Vice-President will take place on August 6th.
The tenure of Venkaiah Naidu will end on August 10th. The results will be announced on August 6th and the new Vice-President will take the oath on August 11th. The last day for the filing of the nomination would be on July 19th. Two Sikh leaders: former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh and Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri are in the race. The opposition parties are still puzzled about their candidate. Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge called for a meeting on July 17th to discuss about the candidate. Jagdeep Dhankhar is a Jat leader from Rajasthan and he was a Lok Sabha MP from Jhunjhunu. Jagdeep Dhankhar is working as the Governor of West Bengal since 2019. His recent meeting with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee triggered rumors.
By Siva Kumar