National Politics

Breaking: BJP Names Bengal Guv Jagdeep Dhankhar As Its Vice President Candidate


BJP chief JP Nadda, on Saturday evening, announced that West Bengal Governer Jagdeep Dhankhar is NDA’s candidate for the post of the Vice President of India.

The decision by the saffron party came after  Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Road Transport & Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari and others met at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarters in Delhi to pick the party’s candidate for the vice presidential poll, news agency ANI reported.

Former BJP president and veteran parliamentarian M Venkaiah Naidu was named the party’s Vice-President candidate in 2017, after the party surprised everyone by picking the then Bihar governor Ram Nath Kovind, a Dalit, for the presidential contest.

Both Naidu and Kovind had won the polls comfortably to settle on the top two constitutional posts of the country.

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