Vice presidential election 2022: The Aam Aadmi Party will support joint Opposition candidate Margaret Alva in the upcoming polls to elect the Vice President of India, the party’s MP Sanjay Singh said after a meeting of AAP’s political affairs committee today.
“A meeting of the Political Affairs Committee was held under the chairmanship of Aam Aadmi Party’s national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. It was discussed in detail who will the Aam Aadmi Party support in the election of the Vice President. Arvind Kejriwal and the members of the PAC have unanimously decided that we will support Margaret Alva, who is the opposition candidate, in the election of the Vice President. All our Rajya Sabha MPs will vote for them on 6th,” he said.
Meanwhile, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) also announced its support for Opposition’s vice-presidential election pick Margaret Alva. JMM supremo Shibu Soren asked its parliamentarians to vote in favour of Congress veteran Alva during the August 6 Vice presidential elections. JMM has 3 MPs– 2 in the Rajya Sabha and 1 in the Lok Sabha.
Margaret Alva on July 30 met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to seek AAP’s support.
Initially, seventeen Opposition parties had decided to field Alva as their VP candidate against NDA’s Jagdeep Dhankhar.