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Vice-Presidential Polls 2022: AAP to support oppn candidate Margaret Alva for Vice President

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: In the Vice-Presidential Polls 2022, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will support the opposition candidate Margaret Alva. The name was taken by AAP during the PAC (Political Affairs Committee) meeting on Wednesday.

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This meeting was held at the Chief Minister’s residence under the chairmanship of Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal, in which Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, Durgesh Pathak, Atishi, Raghav Chadha, ND Gupta, Imran Hussain, Rakhi and Sanjay Singh were present.

AAP MP Sanjay Singh told reporters at the meeting’s CM residence, “We will support Margaret Alva, who is the opposition’s candidate, in the election of the Vice President. Her candidature was discussed in the meeting after which it was decided that we would support her .” After that, Ms Alva thanked Arvind Kejriwal and all leaders and MPs of AAP for their support.

Meanwhile, the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) party has also decided that it will vote in favor of Alva. On Wednesday afternoon, Party President Shibu Soren announced in Ranchi that his party would vote for the opposition candidate Margaret Alva in the election for the post of Vice President. JMM voted in favor of National Democratic Alliance candidate Draupadi Murmu in the presidential election held on July 18. The party currently has one MP in the Lok Sabha and two in the Rajya Sabha.

Alva is originally from Mangaluru. He was born on 14 April 1942. She is currently 80 years old. Margaret, who is politically related to Congress, has also been the governor of Rajasthan, Gujarat and Uttarakhand. She has also previously served as a cabinet minister. Apart from this, he has also written several books, including- “Courage and Commitment: An
Autobiography”.

For information, let us tell you that on August 6, votes will be cast from 10 am to 5 pm to elect the Vice-President. Counting will be done on the same day and results will also come. The tenure of the current Vice President of India, M Venkaiah Naidu, ends on August 10. While the NDA has fielded Jagdeep Dhankhar as its candidate, Margaret Alva, the Vice Presidential candidate from the opposition, is in the fray.

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