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Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu filing nomination papers for the Vice Presidential Election, in presence of the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, in New Delhi on July 18, 2017.

Vice Presidential Election 2017: Venkaiah Naidu, Gopalkrishna Gandhi files nomination

New Delhi:18/7/17: NDA’s Vice Presidential candidate Venkaiah Naidu and UPA’s Vice-Presidential candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi filed their nomination for vice president on Tuesday.

Naidu resigned from his ministerial responsibilities and filed the nomination in Parliament in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP national president Amit Shah and party stalwarts Lal Krishna Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi.

Earlier today, BJD had announced support to Gandhi, for the post of vice-president. The regional party had supported NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind in the presidential election, polling for which was held on Monday.

Likewise, Former West Bengal governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi filed his nomination for vice president in the presence of senior Congress and other opposition leaders, including from the JD (U).

The Congress was represented by senior leaders such as president Sonia Gandhi, vice president Rahul Gandhi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh as well as Ghulam Nabi Azad and Mallikarjun Kharge as the former West Bengal governor filed his papers in the parliament complex.

Gandhi has been picked by 18 opposition parties to be their nominee for the post of vice president.

The vice presidential election is scheduled to be held on August 5.

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