Vice presidential poll Aug 7, says poll panel

July 3rd, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS  

Pratibha Patil New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The election for India’s next vice president will be held August 7, the Election Commission announced Tuesday.

“VP election schedule announced. Poll on Aug 7,” the poll panel said in an SMS.

Vice President Hamid Ansari is set to complete his tenure on Aug 10. Speculation was rife that he would be named for the post of president after Pratibha Patil completes her tenure in July. But the UPA named former finance minister Pranab Mukherjee as its nominee.

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