BJP to field its own vice presidential candidate
"It is natural that the BJP will itself fight the vice president election. We will discuss it with are allies in NDA (National Democratic Alliance) and decide," BJP's national spokesperson and general secretary Ravi Shankar Prasad said.
Prasad, however, did not comment on who the candidate would be. Insiders said the party is yet to zero in on a candidate.
The party is backing P.A. Sangma for the post of president against the UPA's Pranab Mukherjee.
According to sources, the UPA might go with Vice President Hamid Ansari for a second term.
Soaring temperatures and heat waves have gripped North India, as locals try to beat it by drinking fluids and covering themselves as they drive their vehicles. The effect of the rising temperatures was visible in Allahabad, where scores of people turned up to take bath in the Ganges river to beat the heat.
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