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Meet Jagdeep Dhankhar-The 14th Vice President of India

Jagdeep Dhankhar has gained India’s Vice Presidential election 2022, defeating Opposition candidate Margaret Alva by 346 votes on Saturday. Dhankhar will likely be nation’s 14th Vice President, taking on from M Venkaiah Naidu. Jagdeep Dhankhar acquired 528 votes towards opposition candidate Margaret Alva who bought 182 votes. Dhankhar will take the oath of workplace on August 11, a day after the time period of the incumbent Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu ends.

Here are 10 issues to learn about India’s new Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar:

  • Jagdeep Dhankhar, who’s a lawyer by occupation, joined politics in 1989.
  • Dhankhar was born on May 18 May 1951 in an agrarian family in a distant village in Rajasthan’s Jhunjhunu district.

Jagdeep Dhankhar profession:

  • Jagdeep Dhankhar grew to become one of the main legal professionals in Rajasthan and practiced in each the Rajasthan High Court and the Supreme Court. He additionally headed Rajasthan High Court Bar Association.

Jagdeep Dhankhar’s political life:

  • He was elected to Lok Sabha from Rajasthan’s Jhunjhunu in 1989.
  • He served as a minister of state for Parliamentary Affairs within the Janata Dal authorities led by Chandra Shekhar.
  • Dhankhar represented the Kishangarh constituency of Ajmer district within the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly from 1993-1998.
  • Dhankhar, who had been related to the Janata Dal and the Congress, joined the BJP solely in 2008 after a hiatus of almost a decade.
  • He has championed points associated to Other Backward Classes, together with the grant of OBC standing to the Jat neighborhood in Rajasthan.

Jagdeep Dhankhar as West Bengal’s Governor:

  • He grew to become the governor of West Bengal in July 2019 and has made headlines since then over his tumultuous relations with the Mamata Banerjee authorities.
  • The TMC management has usually accused him of performing as an `agent of the BJP’, however Dhankhar maintained that he has passed by the rule guide and the Constitution on a number of points. He tendered his resignation because the Governor of West Bengal final month.

Jagdeep Dhankhar’s schooling:

  • He did his education at Sainik School, Chittorgarh. After graduating from Sainik School, he joined the Maharaja’s College, Jaipur within the B.Sc (Honours) Physics course, in line with his biography on the West Bengal Raj Bhavan web site.
  • Dhankhar took to cricket in his college days and likewise had eager curiosity in spirituality and meditation.
  • He is also referred to as an avid reader and a sports activities aficionado and has been the President of the Rajasthan Olympic Association, and Rajasthan Tennis Association.

Personal life:

  • Dhankhar is married to Sudesh Dhankhar and so they have a daughter.

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