AIADMK to support Jaswant Singh for Vice-Prez: Jayalalithaa

Last Updated: Monday, August 6, 2012 - 16:30

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: Making its stand clear on the Vice-Presidential elections, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa said on Monday that AIADMK will support NDA candidate Jaswant Singh.

Election to the post of Vice President will be held on August 7 and the results would be out on the same day, as per the Election Commission.

The term of the incumbent Md Hamid Ansari expires on August 10.

The Vice-President is elected by the members of the electoral college consisting of members of both Houses of Parliament. There are a total of 790 members of Parliament.

Unlike in the Presidential election, the nominated members of both Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha are also eligible participate in the election for the post of Vice President.

A nomination paper of a candidate has to be proposed by at least twenty electors and seconded by as many.

With PTI inputs

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First Published: Monday, August 6, 2012 - 16:29

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