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.
Expressing serious concern over the ongoing protests in Andhra Pradesh, following the nod for the creation of a separate Telangana State, the Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D Raja said that the Centre must address the genuine concerns of the people and assure them that their interests will be duly protected.
Date 06-12-13, Duration 2:11, Views 513