BJP parliamentary board met at party headquarters on Monday and named Venkaiah Naidu as NDA’s Vice Presidential candidate.
Naidu was speculated to be BJP’s candidate for vice presidential poll.
However, talking to media, Naidu had said, “All other things are only speculations. Whatever Parliamentary Board decides is final.”
“I’m not aspiring to become anything, party finally decides about the candidature,” he added.
Earlier as well, Naidu had gone on record, indicating his reluctance to take up the job, quipping that he wanted to remain “Usha Pati” (husband of Usha, the name of his wife) and not become Upa-Rashtrapati (Vice-President).
There was also the speculation that BJP may pick a candidate from a region where it has been traditionally weak so as to send out a positive message. Party’s chief Amit Shah had also identified states like Kerala, Telangana and West Bengal as the new growth region for the party.