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Venkaiah Naidu is NDA's vice presidential candidate, to file

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu, a veteran leader from Andhra Pradesh, will be NDA's vice presidential candidate, party president said today.

Naidu was chosen at the Parliamentary board meeting here attended by Prime Minister Modi and other senior party leaders.

The 68-year old Naidu currently holds the portfolios of Information and Broadcasting and Housing and Urban Affairs.

The former president is pitted against Gopalkrishna Gandhi, who was chosen by an alliance of 18 opposition parties, including the Congress.

The electoral college for the August 5 consists of 790 MPs of the two chambers of Parliament.

Naidu will file his nomination tomorrow at 11 AM, Shah said.

Tomorrow is the last day for the filing of nominations.

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First Published: Mon, July 17 2017. 20:07 IST