Presidential elections: Amit Shah forms committee for talks with Opposition

The BJP has postponed its national executive meet which was to take place on July 15-16 at Visakhapatnam. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jun 12, 2017, 01.45 PM (IST)

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Monday formed a three-member committee for consultations with the opposition over candidates for next month's presidential elections.

The committee comprises of federal ministers Rajnath Singh, M Venkaiah Naidu and Arun Jaitley.

President Pranab Mukherjee's term comes to an end on July 24. The presidential elections will be held on July 17.

On Sunday, the party postponed its national executive meet which was to take place on July 15-16 at Visakhapatnam in view of the elections. 

The last date of nomination is June 28 while the counting of votes will take place on July 20, the election commission said.

The President is elected through an Electoral College which is formed by legislators from the Parliament and state assemblies. 

Currently, there are 13 vacancies in the Electoral College. 

Twenty one AAP MLAs are also eligible to vote. 

(WION)
 

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The committee comprises of federal ministers Rajnath Singh, M Venkaiah Naidu and Arun Jaitley ||President Pranab Mukherjee's term comes to an end on July 24 ||The presidential elections will be held on July 17

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