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Arif Mohammad Khan Likely To Be Vice President Of India

The possible names which are coming up as BJP candidates are: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi: Federal Minister for Minority Affairs; Arif Mohammad Khan, Kerala Governor and veteran leader; and Najma Heptulla

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The Election Commission on Wednesday announced the schedule for the next Vice President's election, which is lined up in a row. The attention has now shifted to who will be the candidate, representing the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

In accordance with the schedule, a notification will be issued by 5 July for the 14th Vice President of the Republic.

19 July, is the last date for filing nominations and withdrawals will be allowed till 22 July. The voting will be conducted on 6 August and, on the very same day, the results will be declared.

Current Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu's term is ending on August 10. It is clear that Naidu will not be nominated again for the second term, as the BJP will use the power of the Vice Presidential poll to increase its appeal.

The possible names which are coming up as BJP candidates are: Arif Mohammad Khan, Kerala Governor and veteran leader; Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi: Federal Minister for Minority Affairs; and Najma Heptulla.

There are high chances that Naqvi's case will be the strongest. He holds the credentials for being a scholar and an intellectual who will raise his voice if something wrong happens in his community. The BJP government is most likely to choose a Muslim Vice President in order to eliminate the concerns that are prevailing in relation to Nupur Sharma's case.

A prominent name being bandied about is Arif Mohammad Khan, governor of Kerala. In light of the recent backlash against BJP leaders who denigrated Prophet Muhammad, most people believe Khan should be chosen for his political message.

Additionally, Khan's political record puts him in the category of a figure who the present administration would wish to promote and use for propaganda.

The buzz surrounding his candidacy seems to have some BJP leaders worried that he could be sidelined.  The reason is  Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to spring a surprise on everyone all the time. In no way, he can’t afford his decisions to be leaked.



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