Newdelhi:17/7/17:Senior BJP leader and Housing and Urban Affairs, and Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu is likely to be nominated today as NDA’s vice presidential candidate.The decision is likely to be taken and subsequently announced in BJP Parliamentary Board meeting to take place today at 6 pm.
As per the schedule announced by the Election Commission, the last date for making nominations for the August 5 vice presidential elections is tomorrow (July 18). Counting would also take place on August 5. Incumbent Vice President Hamid Ansari’s term ends on August 10.
Famous for his rhymes and one-liners, Venkaiah Naidu was born on July 1, 1949 in Chavatapalem under Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh. He got married to M Usha on April 14, 1970. He has a son and a daughter.
Venkaiah Naidu has done BA, BL and was educated at VR High School, Nellore; VR College, Nellore; and Law College, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam.
If selected, Venkaiah Naidu would face former diplomat Gopalkrishna Gandhi who has already been nominated as the Opposition’s vice presidential candidate.