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Venkaiah Naidu likely to be NDA presidential candidate

21/06/2022 at 6:43 PM

Venkaiah Naidu

New Delhi, June 21: BJP national president J P Nadda and Home Minister Amit Shah today met Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu at his residence to hold talks ahead of the party’s Parliamentary meeting to deliberate over their Presidential candidate.

Prior to the meeting at Naidu’s house, Nadda and Shah had a meeting at the latter’s house.

The developments have sparked speculations that the Vice-President will emerge as the NDA’s presidential candidate.

The BJP’s Parliamentary party is meeting in the evening to deliberate over the issue, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to join the meeting virtually. 

A day earlier, BJP president Nadda also held meetings with the party’s 14-member management team to flesh out the party’s strategy for the presidential poll.

The presidential poll will be held on July 18. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has hold talks with several regional party leaders in this regard, including the Opposition as well as non-NDA and non-UPA, to build a consensus.

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