According to the latest reports, the former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh is expected to be the NDA’s nominee for Vice President. The former Punjab chief minister, 80, is currently in London for back surgery.
While the deadline for submitting nomination papers is July 19, the election for this important constitutional seat will be held on August 6. The elections are set to take place four days before Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu leaves office on August 10.
After being removed as Punjab’s chief minister last year, ‘Captain’ Amarinder Singh resigned from the Congress, his party of five decades. His unexpected departure came after months of squabbling with Navjot Singh Sidhu, who had been calling for reform ahead of the Punjab poll. He then founded his own political party, the Punjab Lok Congress.
The election for India’s 16th vice president will take place on August 6, with the deadline for nominations set for July 19, the Election Commission of India stated on Wednesday.