Naidu has backing of 485 of 788 electoral college members

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 20 Jul 2017 09:05:58



NDA candidate M Venkaiah Naidu so far enjoys committed support of 485 of the 788 members of the electoral college that will choose the next Vice President on August 5, election managers of the former Union Minister said. With more than 60 per cent of the votes likely go in his favour, Naidu is set for an impressive win over joint Opposition nominee Gopal Krishna Gandhi.

Sources in the BJP said they are confident about getting more support as the polling day approaches.
Though the electoral college’s strength is 790, two members-- Vinod Khanna and Anil Madhav Dave--both of the BJP, passed away recently.