Vice-Presidential elections today; Venkaiah vs. Gopalkrishna Gandhi - Tv5
Sat, Aug 05, 2017, 10:18 AM
Elections for Vice-President will be held today. However, the victory of National Democratic Alliance (NDA) nominee, Venkaiah Naidu seems inevitable. Unless a miracle occurs, there are no chances of Opposition-backed Gopalkrishna Gandhi winning. NDA has the support of more than half of the Lok Sabha. Venkaiah has adequate support from even Rajya Sabha. His winning as Vice-President is therefore nominal, it is learnt. Early this morning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national chief, Amit Shah, were at Parliament House, to discuss the strategy for the election.