South Indian For Vice President?
Hyderabad: After a great amount of suspense, the BJP announced its Presidential candidate. The Modi-Amit Shah duo which is known for their shock and awe decisions, selected a Dalit leader Ram Nath Kovind for the highest Constitutional position in the country. As Kovind has filed his nomination, now sources said that they are concentrating on selecting the candidate for the post of Vice-President. Speculations are rife that the candidate would be from South India.
The tenure of the present Vice President Hamid Ansari would come to an end on August 11. In this context, two names came up in Hyderabad Both of them happen to be Governors of South Indian States. One is the Governor of AP and Telangana- E L Narasimhan and another is Vidyasagar Rao who is the Governor of Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.
Sources said that Governor Narasimhan has more chances as his style of working attracted Modi. It is also being said that Modi feels that he is more eligible for the post. However, Vidyasagar Rao who is from RSS and BJP background too had good chances.
As there is dissatisfaction amongst many people in South India that only North Indians are dominating the political scene, the BJP leadership is mulling over fielding a South Indian for the post.
But, will the BJP leaders select one from these two or will they spring up a surprise like in the case of Kovind? One has to only wait and watch.