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Venkaiah Naidu: I am non-party man, majority of parties supported my candidature

New Delhi: National Democratic Alliance's vice-presidential candidate M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said he was "a non-party man" and that majority of the parties supported his candidature.

File image of Venkaiah Naidu. PTI

File image of Venkaiah Naidu. PTI

"I am confident that they all will vote today (Saturday)," Naidu told the media after leaving his residence for the Parliament to participate in the voting process.

Naidu said he was not contesting against anybody- individual or party. "I am contesting for the post of vice-president."

The 68-year-old said he was known to all members of the Parliament, and this was the reason that he did not campaign.

The former Union Minister was on 17 July fielded against Opposition candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi for the post of vice-president.

The voting to choose the next vice-president of India began in the Parliament at 10 am, and will go on until 5 pm.


Updated Date: Aug 06, 2017 13:25 PM

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