Last update: July 30, 2022, 21:27 IST
Opposition vice-presidential candidate Margaret Alva on Saturday said the Trinamool Congress (TMC) still has time to reconsider its decision not to contest the August 6 polls and stressed that He allowed his MPs to vote according to their conscience. He said that by not contesting the vice-presidential election, the Mamata Banerjee-led party would be helping the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and not the opposition.
TMC is an important member of the opposition bloc. Being ‘neutral’ in India’s crucial VP election doesn’t help the opposition. It only helps the ruling party,” Alva wrote on Twitter. The former governor said, “Now is the time to reconsider this decision and allow TMC MPs to vote according to their conscience. “
The election of the Vice President will be held on August 6 and the result will be announced on the same day. All Members of Parliament of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, including nominated members, constitute the Electoral College in electing the Vice President.
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