The tenure of the current Vice President of the country, Venkaiah Naidu is ending on August 11. In such a situation, everyone’s eyes are fixed on the Presidential election as well as the Vice Presidential election. Actually, the presidential election will be held on July 18 and the results will be out on July 21.
It is expected that the process of Vice Presidential election will also start immediately after the Presidential election. This is the reason that the churning has started in political parties regarding the candidate for the post of Vice President. Veteran BJP leaders have started preparing for this.
Let us know how the Vice President is elected? Who can become the candidate and which names are being discussed in BJP?
1. Members of both the Houses of Parliament cast their votes:
The Vice-President is elected by the system of proportional representation through an electoral college consisting of members of both the Houses of Parliament. Members of both the Houses of Parliament participate in it. In the Presidential election, MLAs vote along with the elected MPs, but in the Vice-President election only MPs of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha can vote.
2. Nominated MPs can also vote: Nominated MPs cannot vote in the Presidential election, but not in the Vice Presidential election. Such members can also vote in the Vice Presidential election. In this way, 790 electors of both the houses participate in the Vice Presidential election. In this, apart from 233 elected members of Rajya Sabha and 12 nominated members, 543 elected members of Lok Sabha and two nominated Lok Sabha members vote. In this way their total number becomes 790.
Who can contest the election of Vice President?
1. Be a citizen of India.
2. Must have completed 35 years of age.
3. He should fulfill the qualifications for being elected to the Rajya Sabha.
4. He should be a voter of the Parliamentary Constituency in that State or Union Territory.
5. Any person who holds any office of profit under the Government of India or under any State Government or under any subordinate local authority shall not be eligible.
6. The candidate should not be a member of either House of the Parliament or of either House of the Legislature of a State. If he is a member of either House, he will have to give up his membership after being elected as the Vice-President.
When is the candidature accepted?
- To stand for election, a person has to nominate at least 20 Members of Parliament as proposers and at least 20 Members of Parliament as supporters.
- To become a Vice Presidential candidate, one has to deposit a security deposit of Rs 15,000.
- After the nomination, the Returning Officer scrutinizes the nomination papers and the names of the eligible candidates are included in the ballot.
Now know what is the planning of BJP?
To understand the BJP’s planning for the Vice Presidential candidate, we contacted a BJP national level leader. “It is clear that the candidate of the Vice President will be from any state in North, West or Northeast India.
There is a churning going on on different names of these states. There has never been a woman Vice President in the history of the country. It is possible that this time history will be made. Get a woman in the form of Draupadi Murmu and the country’s first tribal president. At the same time, the chair of the Vice President should also be given to a woman.