gfiles magazine

February 10, 2012

Who will be VP

elections & factions
Who will be VP
the business of democracy
HE race to be the Vice President of India has already begun.   Though it is a long way to go, but one cannot stop aspirants from trying for the prestigious post. The new incumbent is expected to take office in July-August 2012. It is learnt that a leading business house from Mumbai is reportedly planning ahead: If the present incumbent Hamid Ansari is not elevated as President of India, then it wants him to continue. But if he is elevated, the business house still appears to be wanting to have a Vice-President of its choosing? The reasons for this are not far to seek. This is because the Vice-President is the ex-officio Chairman of the upper house or the Rajya Sabha and plays a ‘vital role’ in our democracy.
At the forefront of the race is Najeeb Jung, a retired IAS officer of the 1973 batch from Madhya Pradesh cadre and Vice Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia University. He has recently been appointed as Director of the Reserve Bank of India, an appojntment....  READMORE

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