Friday, August 19, 2022

Bengal Gov Dhankhar is NDA’s vice presidential candidate

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar was Saturday announced as the BJP-led NDA’s vice presidential candidate.
Making the announcement here, BJP president J P Nadda lauded Dhankhar as a “kisan putra” (farmer’s son) who established himself as a “people’s governor”.
Since assuming charge as the governor of West Bengal in July 2019, Dhankhar has taken on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led government regularly over various issues.
BJP leaders noted that Dhankhar has been in public life for more than three decades, and his life story reflects the spirit of new India: “overcoming innumerable social and economic hurdles and achieving one’s goals”.
Oppn leaders to meet today: Top Opposition leaders will meet on Sunday to decide on their vice presidential candidate.
Sources said the meeting will take place after the all-party meet called by the government to discuss the functioning of Parliament during the Monsoon Session.
“Meeting on 17th July and all Opposition leaders will attend it. So, we’ll hold a discussion with everyone on the 17th that what kind of a candidate we should have,” Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge said
“There is no candidate from Congress. Our party president has clearly said that whoever is chosen as the candidate by all parties (of Opposition), we will stand with it,” added Kharge.

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