Published On : Sat, Aug 5th, 2017

Vice president election today, result to be out by 7pm

New Delhi: The election to decide India’s 15th vice-president is being held today.

M Venkaiah Naidu, the candidate of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance, is pitted against Gopal Krishna Gandhi of the Opposition United Progressive Alliance in the polls in which the elected and nominated members of Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha constitute the electoral college.

Results will be declared by 7 pm after lawmakers cast their vote during the day in Parliament House.

The candidate who gets 50 per cent and one vote of the total valid votes cast will win the poll.

The NDA, which has a majority in the Lok Sabha, will find it easy to place its candidate as the next vice president.