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Jagdeep Dhankhar to be the new Vice President of India

National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar to be the subsequent Vice President of India as he received the Vice-Presidential ballot on Saturday. NDA candidate Dhankhar on Saturday received the vice presidential election by bagging greater than 500 votes, whereas opposition candidate Margaret Alva polled lower than 200 votes, sources stated. Sources stated after counting of 725 votes that had been polled, as many as 15 had been discovered to be invalid.

Voting for the Vice President started in Parliament at the moment. The Vice President of India is the second-highest constitutional publish in the nation and is elected by means of an electoral school consisting of members of the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha. Jagdeep Dhankhar, a lawyer by occupation, joined politics in 1989 and went on to change into the governor of West Bengal in July 2019. Dhankar made headlines since then over his tumultuous relations with the Mamata Banerjee authorities and tendered his resignation as the Governor of West Bengal, information company ANI reported. 

Voting for the Vice Presidential election by which the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar was pitted in opposition to the Opposition nominee Margaret Alva started at 10 am on Saturday. Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi forged his vote together with different parliamentarians for the vice-presidential elections. Union Home Minister Amit Shah additionally forged his vote in the Parliament as voting to elect the India’s subsequent Vice-President started on Saturday. Additionally, all MPs of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, together with nominated members, are entitled to vote in the vice presidential election.

According to information company ANI report, the votes had been counted at the moment itself, following which India’s subsequent Vice-President will take the oath of workplace on August 11, notably, a day after the time period of the incumbent Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu ends. Notably, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, and BJP chief JP Nadda had been current when Dhankar filed his nomination.

It is essential to observe that the Vice President of India, which is the second-highest constitutional publish in the nation, is elected by means of an electoral school consisting of members of the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha. 

(With inputs from ANI)

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