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Election for VP on Aug 6; counting on same day: EC

Polling to elect the next vice president will be held on August 6 and counting of votes will take place the same day, the Election Commission said on Wednesday.
The BJP-led NDA has a clear edge in the poll in which members of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, including nominated members, are eligible to vote.
The notification for the election will be issued on July 5, which will set in motion the nomination process. The last date for filing of nomination papers will be July 19. The scrutiny of nomination papers will be done on July 20 and the last date for withdrawal of candidature is July 22.
The term of incumbent M Venkaiah Naidu ends on August 10. The vice president is also the chairperson of Rajya Sabha.
The electoral college in the vice presidential election comprises a total of 788 members of both Houses of Parliament. Since all the electors are members of both Houses of Parliament, the value of vote of each MP would be the same — one, the EC said.

SourcePTI

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