Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu and Tamil Nadu governor C Vidyasagar Rao have developed as solid contenders inside the NDA for the vice-president’s post, a decision for which is expected on August 5.

The BJP’s parliamentary board will meet on Monday night to accept an approach of NDA’s candidate. At a meeting on Sunday, NDA partners approved Prime Minister Narendra Modi to pick the decision coalition’s candidate. Tuesday is the latest day to record nomination.

The BJP’s best decision-making body is relied upon to meet tonight at 6 pm and declare a Vice Presidential candidate. It is sure to be a man from south India where the gathering needs to reinforce its quality, yet it is not affirmed that Mr Naidu’s nomination is a done arrangement. That is on the grounds that Prime Minister Narendra Modi needs to choose whether he is prepared to save a cabinet minister; it was the factor that precluded a senior minister for the post of president.

BJP and its consultants have an unmistakable arrangement of necessities and Mr Naidu checks most boxes – which incorporate the capacity to run easily the Rajya Sabha, where the Vice President is chairman and where the government is right now in a minority, and confidence in the center estimations of the BJP and its ideological mentor, the RSS.

Shah had before met two senior RSS pioneers Bhaiyyaji Joshi and Krishna Gopal to talk about the decision NDA’s candidate for the 5 August Vice President’s race. The RSS is accepted to be supportive of the decision NDA choosing a candidate having a place with the upper caste and southern India for the post of vice-president, in its exchanges with the BJP on the issue.

Acclaimed for his rhymes and jokes, Venkaiah Naidu was born on July 1, 1949, in Chavatapalem under Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh. He got hitched to M Usha on April 14, 1970. He has a son & a daughter.