Arvind Kejriwal led AAP in support of opposition candidate Margaret Alva for vice president

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AAP’s announcement comes days after opposition vice presidential candidate Margaret Alva paid a visit to the party’s national chairman and chief minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, on July 23.

Joint opposition candidate for vice presidential election Margaret Alva meets with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. ANI

New Delhi: The Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will support joint opposition vice presidential candidate Margaret Alva. The announcement comes just days before the August 6, 2022 polls for India’s next vice president.

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“We will support opposition candidate Margaret Alva in the upcoming vice presidential polls,” Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Sanjay Singh told media today.

AAP’s announcement comes days after Alva paid a visit to the party’s national chairman and chief minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, on July 23.

It is worth noting that AAP had also supported joint opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha in the presidential election. Sinha fought against President Droupadi Murmu.

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Alva will face NDA’s Jagdeep Dhankar in Saturday’s vice presidential election.

Earlier on Wednesday, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) also said it will support Alva in the VP election.

The term of office of the incumbent Vice President of India, M Venkaiah Naidu, will expire on August 10, 2022.

The Vice President of India is the country’s second highest constitutional position.

In India, the Vice President is elected through an electoral college made up of members of the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha.

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