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Vice President election: Venkaiah Naidu resigns as Union minister

The BJP Parliamentary board picked Naidu for contesting the poll for vice president

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Venkaiah Naidu: NDA's candidate for the vice presidential election
Venkaiah Naidu

Union minister M on Monday resigned after he was chosen as the NDA's candidate for the vice presidential election.

The BJP Parliamentary board, in a meeting, on Monday, picked Naidu for contesting the poll for vice president, the post he is almost certain to occupy.


A source said Naidu has tendered his resignation. He was holding two portfolios of Information and Broadcasting, and Housing and Urban Affairs.

"Although Naidu was not required to resign technically, he has tendered his resignation to set high political standards as he has entered the electoral fray (for vice presidential position)" he said.

First Published: Tue, July 18 2017. 08:05 IST
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