New Delhi: The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), in the center for the country’s vice-president, can announce its candidate by meeting on Monday evening. The party’s top sources have indicated that the candidate is likely to be South Indians.
It is believed that Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu is at the forefront of making the candidate a candidate, but the sources did not comment on this issue as the decision was taken by the Prime Minister to get it from his Cabinet. Can a cabinet member reduce or not? It is believed that due to this, no cabinet minister was elected to the presidential election.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP national president Amit Shah had held a meeting last week to discuss the vice-presidential candidate, and both the leaders are likely to have their views before the Parliamentary Board of the party’s top body on Monday.
Voting for the presidential post is going on Monday, in which BJP, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Ramnath Kovind’s victory is almost certain. The candidate of the Vice-President of the ruling coalition is also likely to get the support of 557 out of 787 MPs.
According to party sources, BJP and its advisors want three specialties in their candidate – the Vice Presidential candidate should have a background to believe in the values of the RSS, and its ideological mentor, the RSS, called the Rajya Sabha chairman. As the form of the House should have smooth operation (BJP is currently in the minority in the Upper House of Parliament), And it should be representative of any of the pro-BJP sections, such as the presidential candidate Ramnath Kovind belongs to the Dalit class.
When questioned during a discussion by reporters in May of this year, Venkaiah Naidu displayed his art of playing words and said himself out of the race for President and Vice-President. He said, “No, I want to be president, or become vice president … I am happy to be ‘Ushaapati’ …”
The internal sources of the party say that by making Venkaiah Naidu the contender for the post of Vice President, the party’s penetration will increase in states like Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
Significantly, the opposition parties had declared the son of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, Gopalakrishna Gandhi as the Vice President for the post of Vice President last week. Gopalakrishna Gandhi has also been a Governor, and in his name was also discussed as the presidential candidate.