Opposition’s vice presidential candidate Margaret Alva on Sunday reached out to chief ministers of varied states as a part of her marketing campaign bid. Amid the election marketing campaign, a Twitter alternate ensued between former Union Minister and Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

“Smt. @alva_margaret took cost of her marketing campaign workplace at 1, Pt Ravi Shankar Shukla Lane in the present day. She spoke to CM Assam, CM Karnataka, & CM Delhi as a part of her Vice Presidential marketing campaign.” Congress common secretary Jairam Ramesh mentioned on Twitter.

Congress chief’s tweet prompted a reply from Himanta Biswa Sarma. Himanta Sarma mentioned he did converse with Alva, however advised her he had no position to play within the vice chairman’s election.

“Smt. @alva_margaret spoke to me this morning. I politely advised her that I am not a member of the electoral faculty. As such, I’ve no position within the election of Vice President of India,” he mentioned.

Responding to the tweet, veteran Congress chief Margaret Alva, mentioned, “As a part of my marketing campaign for VP, I’m reaching out to leaders from throughout political events. Mr Sarma is an previous buddy & we’ve labored collectively lengthy sufficient for him to know that after 30 yrs. in Parliament, I do know what constitutes the electoral faculty. We had a pleasant chat although!”

On Saturday, Margaret Alva had met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and sought assist for her candidature. She has additionally spoken with Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai to hunt assist for the upcoming Vice Presidential election.

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BJP-led NDA has fielded former governor of Bengal Jagdeep Dhankar as its VP nominee. The Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress, which governs West Bengal, has introduced it can abstain from the election.

The Vice Presidential elections can be held on August 6 and the outcomes will doubtless be declared on the identical day as polling.

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