New Delhi: Jagdeep Dhankhar has become the new Vice President of the country. She defeated Margaret Alva of the opposition. Alva got a total of 182 votes. While Jagdeep Dhankhar got a total of 528 votes. Jagdeep Dhankhar will now take oath as the Vice President on August 11.
lawyer by profession
Dhankhar, a lawyer by profession, joined politics in the year 1989. Before becoming the Vice President, he became the Governor of West Bengal in July 2019. He has been in the news for his turbulent relationship with the CM Mamata Banerjee government. He tendered his resignation as the Governor of West Bengal.
725 MPs voted
A total of 725 MPs voted in the Vice Presidential election. Earlier in the morning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh, Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari and Dharmendra Pradhan among others cast their votes for the Vice Presidential election. Explain that all MPs of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, including nominated members, vote in the Vice Presidential election. The next Vice President of the country will take the oath of office on August 11. The term of current Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu ends on August 10.
Recently, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati had announced her party’s support for Dhankhar. At the same time, Alva filed her nomination for the Vice Presidential election on 19 July. The opposition parties on July 17 decided to field the former Rajasthan governor as their joint candidate for the Vice Presidential election. The decision to field Alva was taken at a meeting of opposition leaders of 17 parties at NCP supremo Sharad Pawar’s residence.