BJP Parliamentary party Executive is being held in New Delhi today. It is likely to discuss the name of its Vice Presidential candidate.
The opposition has already declared the name of former West Bengal Governor Gopal Krishna Gandhi for the post. The last date of filing nominations is Tuesday. The scrutiny will be held the next day and withdrawal of nomination is 21st of July. The polling will be held on the 5th of August and counting will take place on the same day.
The Vice President is elected by an electoral college comprising members of both the Houses of Parliament including nominated members. The term of incumbent Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari is ending on 10th of August this year.