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BJP parliamentary board to meet tomorrow on VP candidate

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The parliamentary board would meet here tomorrow to pick the ruling NDA's vice presidential candiadate.

A parliamentary board member said the meeting is expected tomorrow evening.

An alliance of 18 opposition parties, including the Congress, has already announced Gopalkrishna Gandhi as its candidate for vice presidential poll scheduled for August 5.

July 18 is the last date for filing of nominations.

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

The ruling bloc enjoys an overwhelming majority in the electoral college and has expressed confidence about garnering anywhere between 500 and 550 votes.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, July 16 2017. 17:48 IST