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Proud moment for India to have ‘Kisan Putra VP’: PM Modi congratulates Jagdeep Dhankhar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Jagdeep Dhankhar because the latter was elected the 14th Vice President of India with resounding help throughout celebration traces and stated it was a proud moment for the nation to have a “Kisan Putra (farmer’s son) Vice President”.

In the Vice-Presidential elections, Jagdeep Dhankhar bagged 528 votes in his favour in opposition to 182 acquired by the joint Opposition candidate, Margaret Alva. Jagdeep Dhankhar, 71, will take oath as the subsequent Vice President on August 11, the day after incumbent M Venkaiah Naidu’s tenure ends.

“At a time when India marks Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, we are proud to be having a Kisan Putra Vice President who has the excellent legal knowledge and intellectual prowess,” PM Modi tweeted.

Congratulating him on his victory within the Vice-Presidential election, the prime minister stated, “Congratulations to Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar Ji on being elected India’s Vice President with resounding support across party lines. I am confident he will be an outstanding Vice President.”


“Our nation will gain tremendously from his intellect and wisdom,” PM Modi added.

Soon after Jagdeep Dhankhar was declared because the winner with a vote share of over 74 per cent, the very best within the final six vice-presidential elections, PM Modi met the vice president-elect on the residence of Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi and greeted him with a bouquet.

The prime minister later thanked all these MPs who voted for Jagdeep Dhankhar.

Also Read | Wishes pour in for Jagdeep Dhankhar

Congress president Sonia Gandhi congratulated Jagdeep Dhankhar after he was elected the 14th Vice President of India. “Congratulations and best wishes to Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar on his being elected Vice President of India,” Sonia Gandhi stated in a message.

Former Congress president and MP Rahul Gandhi, too, additionally congratulated Jagdeep Dhankhar. Rahul Gandhi additionally thanked Margaret Alva for “representing the spirit of the joint Opposition with grace and dignity”.

Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh hoped Jagdeep Dhankhar, as Vice President, would “display the sagacity and objectivity of Bhairon Singh Shekhawat and the wit and humour of Venkaiah Naidu.”

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