Mon, 09 Jul 2012 15:28:09 GMT | By IANS

BJP to field its own vice presidential candidate

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said Monday it would field its own candidate for the post of vice president and would not support the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) nominee.

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.

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