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NDA Picks Venkaiah Naidu As Their Vice President Candidate

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NDA has announced their vice-presidential candidate as Venkaiah Naidu.

Naidu will be contesting against Gopalkrishna Gandhi, a joint candidate of the 18 opposition parties, for the vice presidential polls.

Naidu is the information and broadcasting and urban development minister right now. This was decided after the Parliamentary board meeting of the NDA which was held on Monday evening.

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Amit Shah made the official announcement in a press conference where he said that "BJP Parliamentary Board unanimously chose Venkaiah Naidu as our vice-presidential candidate and all NDA allies have welcomed this decision. He has also accepted the nomination".