New Delhi: The process to elect the new Vice President of India has begun. Unlike the presidential election where the electoral college also includes MLAs, only members of the two Houses of Parliament can vote in the vice-presidential poll. The voting, counting and result willbe all declared today itself. Here are the LIVE UPDATES:
-Voting underway in Parliament; Congress president Sonia Gandhi casts her vote.
--Former PM Manmohan Singh, Congress VP Rahul Gandhi, former deputy PM Lal Krishna Advani at Parliament.
-Voting underway for VicePresidentialElection in Parliament, PM Narendra Modi cast his vote.
-Can't call it 1 sided as there were 2 candidates,Meiraji got a lot of votes but only one emerges as winner:Gopalkrishna Gandhi on Pres polls
-It is a fight based on constitutional principles, where I maintained complete civility & same has been done from other side too: G Gandhi
-NDA's candidate is an experienced person,no competition as such b/w us,only technically there is:Opposition VP candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi
-I have written a polite letter to everybody, response is very good.Confident that they all will support me:NDA's VP candidate Venkaiah Nadu
-I am known to all members of Parliament & they are known to me,thats why I'm not even campaigning: Venkaiah Naidu
-MPs have started arriving to cast their votes in Parliament.
-I am not contesting against anybody,individual or party;I'm contesting for Vice President of India: Venkaiah Naidu
-I am a non-party man. Majority of parties in India are supporting my candidature, confident that they all will vote in election: Venkaiah
-Voting yet to take place, I am going to cast my vote,says VenkaiahNaidu, NDA's Vice presidential candidate