Jagdeep Dhankhar wins the Vice-Presidential election with 528 votes against Margaret Alva’s 182 votes
NDA’s candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar on Saturday, August 6, won the vice-presidential elections and has been elected as the 14th Vice President of India. He defeated Opposition candidate Margaret Alva. Dhankhar won with a thumping majority by securing 528 votes against Alva’s 182 votes.
Besides the NDA alliance partners, Andhra Pradesh’s ruling YSRCP, Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), and Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik’s Biju Janata Dal pledged to back Dhankhar.
The counting of votes began in the evening. With the ruling BJP having an absolute majority in the Lok Sabha and 91 members in the Rajya Sabha, NDA’s Jagdeep Dhankhar has a clear edge over his rival. Dhankhar succeeded incumbent M Venkaiah Naidu, whose tenure ends on August 10.
Around 92.94 percent polling was recorded in the vice-presidential election on Saturday, with more than 50 MPs not exercising their franchise. 725 parliamentarians cast their votes in the vice-presidential election. However, 15 votes were found to be invalid, said returning officer TK Viswanathan
Celebrations had already begun at Jagdeep Dhankhar’s village at Rajasthan’s Jhunjhunu before the announcement of the Vice-Presidential election results.
Earlier, Jagdeep Dhankhar reached Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi‘s residence at 11, Akbar Road before the announcement of the results for the Vice-Presidential elections.
Jadgeep Dhankhar was the Governor of West Bengal, and former Union Minister.
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