After a successful completion of the Presidential election on Moday, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) selected Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu as its candidate for the Vice-Presidential post against Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson Gopalkrishna Gandhi, the opposition’s nominee. His candidature was announced by party chief Amit Shah after a parliamentary board meeting on Moday evening.
After filing his nomination today, Naidu will be in competition with grandson of Mahatma Gandhi in the election which is set to take place on August 8. However, before filing the nomination, Naidu will have to resign from the charge of Union Information and Broadcasting, and Urban Development minister which further indicates a major reshuffle in the cabinet with two other prominent portfolios remaining vacant – Defence and Environment.
New Delhi, Dec 15 : Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said that the prime minister has "nothing to do" with the CBI raids at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's office.
"CBI is an independent organisation. The government does not interfere at all. How can you criticize the central government and the prime minister? PM has nothing to do with this," Naidu told reporters here after Kejriwal took to twitter to say that the CBI had raided his office.