Monday, July 16, 2012

NDA names Jaswant Singh as Vice-Presidential Candidate

Senior BJP leader Jaswant Singh was finally nominated as the Vice Presidential candidate for the NDA. He will contest against UPA's nominee Dr Hamid Ansari. 

Jaswant Singh's name was announced after a meeting in New Delhi on Monday morning. Senior BJP leader LK Advani said that Jaswant Singh's name was nominated as the JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav did not want to contest the poll. 

Reacting to his nomination, Singh said that he was honoured. NDA fielded its candidate for the poll not to give a walkover to the UPA. 

He will challenge Hamid Ansari, who has been nominated by the UPA for a second term in office.

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