Presidential Elections 2022: BJP may announce candidates today, voting is on July 18!
The much-anticipated presidential election 2022 is due next month, and candidates for all major political parties have yet to be announced, while the deadline for filing nominations for the race nears.
According to several media reports, it is expected that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will announce its candidate for the presidential election today, June 21, 2022. It comes as opposition parties are struggling to choose their presidential candidates.
The BJP is expected to hold a parliamentary board meeting in Delhi today, which will be chaired by party president JP Nadda. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also expected to attend the meeting virtually, and it is likely that the presidential candidate will be announced after the meeting.
Earlier, the BJP had constituted a 14-member committee a month before the presidential election to lead a nationwide campaign for the party's elected candidate. Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat is the convener of this team.
On Sunday, BJP President JP Nadda held an important meeting in which members of the top management and senior party leaders were present. The elections were held to brainstorm on the upcoming presidential election in 2022.
Many senior leaders like Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Ashwini Vaishnav, G Kishan Reddy, Arjun Ram Meghwal, Vinod Tawde, CT Ravi, Sambit Patra, and others were present at the meeting.
Meanwhile, reports suggest that the Trinamool Congress will field former party president and Union minister Yashwant Sinha as the presidential candidate supported by the opposition. Sinha's name is expected to appear in the opposition meeting called by the NCP today.
Besides this, several senior leaders running for the post of President like Gopalkrishna Gandhi, Nitish Kumar, and Sharad Pawar have dropped out of the race for the post of President.
The presidential election will be held on 18 July and the counting of votes will take place on 21 July. The last date for filing nomination papers is June 29.