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Opposition parties hold meeting to discuss strategy for RS Dy Chairman election

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Opposition parties today held a meeting here to finalise their strategy for the election of the Deputy of

The election to the post of Deputy of will be held at 11 AM on August 9, M Venkaiah Naidu announced today.

Senior Ahmed Patel, SP's Ram Gopal Yadav, DMK's Tiruchi Siva, BSP's Satish Chandra Mishra, NCP's Praful Patel, CPI's D Raja, TMC's Derek O'Brien, RJD's Misa Bharti, CPI(M)'s T K Rangarajan and TDP's C M Ramesh were among those who attended the meeting in of Opposition in Ghulam Nabi Azad's chamber in Parliament House.

They met to prepare the opposition strategy for the election and discuss various names for zeroing in on a candidate they can jointly field against the NDA nominee.

JD(U) is likely to be the NDA candidate, sources said.

Earlier, Naidu had suggested that the should be elected by consensus. However, as of now, it appears an election would take place for the post with the opposition likely to field a candidate as well, the sources said.

The nomination papers will have to be filed before noon on August 8.

The post of the has been lying vacant since June this year following the retirement of P J Kurien, who was elected to the of Parliament on a ticket from

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First Published: Mon, August 06 2018. 18:30 IST