VP Naidu as next president? Shah, Singh, Nadda meeting with him sparks buzz

01:30 PM Jun 21, 2022 | PTI |

New Delhi: Union ministers Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh and BJP president J P Nadda on Tuesday met Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu ahead of a crucial party meeting on the presidential elections, sparking buzz about Naidu being considered by the ruling combine for the top constitutional post.


Singh and Nadda have also been authorized by the party to speak to various parties, including those from the opposition, on the presidential poll.

The meeting with Naidu is significant as the BJP parliamentary board is meeting later on Tuesday to discuss the BJP-led NDA’s choices for the new president.

The ruling combine has over 48 percent vote share in the electoral college to pick the new president, and its candidate has a clear advantage over the opposition.


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