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Opposition leaders to discuss joint Vice Presidential candidate on July 17

Congress leader and Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge said on Wednesday that leaders of opposition parties will meet on July 17 to discuss the candidate for the upcoming Vice Presidential election.

“There will be a meeting on July 17 and all opposition leaders will be involved. Parliamentary Affairs Minister has also called an all-party meeting. So, we will discuss with everyone on 17th what kind of candidate we should be,” he said. Mallikarjun Kharge on the candidate for the Vice Presidential election.

The central government has called an all-party meeting on Sunday morning before the monsoon session of Parliament begins.

According to him, Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi has given the green signal for a joint opposition candidate.

Kharge said, “There is no candidate from Congress. Our party president has clearly said that whoever is chosen as a candidate by all the parties (of the opposition), we will stand with him.”

Yashwant Sinha is the candidate of the opposition parties for the presidential election. The Congress has tasked the Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Malikarjun Kharge, to reach out to the opposition parties to select a candidate for the post of Vice President.

Nominations for the Vice Presidential election to be held on August 6 started on Tuesday.

The Election Commission announced the election of the 16th Vice President of India to be held on August 6, 2022.

The Election Commission has also issued instructions to make Lok Sabha Secretary General Utpal Kumar Singh as Returning Officer for the elections.

Nomination papers for the above elections can be submitted from today till July 19, 2022. The scrutiny of nominations will take place on July 20 and the final list will be published on July 22.

As in the case of the election of the President of India, the eligible candidates will have to submit certain documents, which will include an attested copy of the electoral roll with the name mentioned on it and an amount of Rs 15,000 at the time of submitting the nomination. Documents that will be returned after the election process is over if those reachable candidates do not appear in the final list.

In the case of the election of the Vice President of India, voting will take place in the Parliament and members of the Rajya Sabha will participate in this election as the Vice President is also the de facto Speaker of the Upper House. Voting for the election of the upcoming Vice President will be held on August 6, 2022, between 10 AM to 5 PM and the results are expected on the same day.

In 2017 the NDA nominated Venkaiah Naidu as its candidate for the Vice Presidential election and became the 15th Vice President of India. His term ends on 10 August 2022.

Meanwhile, National Democratic Alliance’s (NDA) presidential candidate Draupadi and joint opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha are the only two candidates to contest for the President’s post after the last date for withdrawal of candidatures ended on Saturday.

The Returning Officer for Presidential Elections, Rajya Sabha Secretary General PC Modi said that the voting for the Presidential election will be held on July 18 from 10 am to 5 pm in room number 63 of the Parliament House.

Members of Parliament generally exercise their vote in the Parliament House, New Delhi and Members of the Legislative Assemblies of the National Capital Territory of Delhi and the Union Territory of Puducherry, including members of the State Legislative Assemblies, in their respective capitals at places notified by-election. Commission in this regard.

However, a Member of Parliament can vote in any State Capital and Union Territory Capital if he has obtained prior permission from the Election Commission. Similarly, a member of any State Legislative Assembly, who has obtained the prior permission of the Election Commission, may vote in the Parliament House, New Delhi or the capital of any State other than his State.

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