BSP chief Mayawati Wednesday announced that her party will support NDA’s candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar in the vice-presidential elections scheduled to be held on August 6. The BSP earlier had supported NDA candidate Droupadi Murmu in the presidential elections last month and she had won.
Mayawati made the announcement on Twitter. “It is well known that due to the lack of consensus between the government and the opposition in the election for the post of the president, the country’s highest post, finally the election was held. Now as the same situation has developed, the election for the post of Vice-President is also going to be held on August 6,” tweeted Mayawati in Hindi.
She added in another tweet, “In view of the larger public interest and party’s own movement, the BSP has decided to extend its support to Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar in the election for the post of Vice President and that I am also formally announcing today.”
The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has announced Jagdeep Dhankhar as its vice-presidential candidate while opposition parties have announced Margaret Alva as their nominee.