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Jagdeep Dhankhar elected India’s 14th Vice President

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Jagdeep Dhankhar elected India's 14th Vice President

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National Democratic Alliance (NDA)’s candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar has been elected India’s 14th Vice President on Saturday. He secured 528 votes. Opposition decide Margaret Alva who received 182 votes has misplaced.

Dhankar reached Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi’s residence at 11 Akbar Road earlier than the announcement of the outcomes for the Vice Presidential Election.

Lok Sabha Secretary General Utpal Kumar Singh, who was the presiding officer for the sixteenth Vice Presidential election, mentioned that of the 780 MPs eligible to solid votes, 725 MPs solid their vote. Fifteen votes had been discovered invalid and 710 votes had been legitimate.

Described as ‘Kisan-Putra (farmer’s son)’ by the BJP, Dhankhar had mentioned that he had by no means thought that an individual like him with a modest background” would get the chance to function the second highest Constitutional publish.

“I was born in a farmer’s family. I had to walk around 6km to my school,” mentioned Dhankhar, who just lately give up as West Bengal Governor.

He was appointed because the Governor of West Bengal in 2019.

Around 93 per cent polling was recorded within the vice presidential election on Saturday, with greater than 50 MPs not exercising their franchise.

Officials mentioned of the overall 780 MPs, as many as 725 MPs voted until 5 pm when the polling concluded.

The Trinamool Congress, which has 39 MPs, together with 23 in Lok Sabha, had already introduced its determination to abstain from the election.

However, two of its MPs — Sisir Kumar Adhikari and Dibyendu Adhikari — broke ranks and solid their ballots.

The subsequent Vice-President of the nation will take the oath of workplace on August 11, a day after the time period of the incumbent Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu ends.

Janata Dal (United), YSRCP, BSP, AIADMK had introduced assist for Dhankhar. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) prolonged assist to Alva.

READ HERE | Jagdeep Dhankhar: From confrontations with Mamata to operating for Vice-President’s publish

Polling to elect the following Vice President of India started at 10 am.

The counting of votes started at 6 pm.

The Vice President of India, which is the second-highest constitutional publish within the nation, is elected via an electoral faculty consisting of members of the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha.

All MPs of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, together with nominated members, are entitled to vote within the vice presidential election.

The two Houses of Parliament collectively have a sanctioned energy of 788 MPs, of which there are eight vacancies within the Upper House.

The Vice President of India can be the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha.

(With company inputs)

National Democratic Alliance (NDA)’s candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar has been elected India’s 14th Vice President on Saturday. He secured 528 votes. Opposition decide Margaret Alva who received 182 votes has misplaced.

Dhankar reached Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi’s residence at 11 Akbar Road earlier than the announcement of the outcomes for the Vice Presidential Election.

Lok Sabha Secretary General Utpal Kumar Singh, who was the presiding officer for the sixteenth Vice Presidential election, mentioned that of the 780 MPs eligible to solid votes, 725 MPs solid their vote. Fifteen votes had been discovered invalid and 710 votes had been legitimate.

Described as ‘Kisan-Putra (farmer’s son)’ by the BJP, Dhankhar had mentioned that he had by no means thought that an individual like him with a modest background” would get the chance to function the second highest Constitutional publish.

“I was born in a farmer’s family. I had to walk around 6km to my school,” mentioned Dhankhar, who just lately give up as West Bengal Governor.

He was appointed because the Governor of West Bengal in 2019.

Around 93 per cent polling was recorded within the vice presidential election on Saturday, with greater than 50 MPs not exercising their franchise.

Officials mentioned of the overall 780 MPs, as many as 725 MPs voted until 5 pm when the polling concluded.

The Trinamool Congress, which has 39 MPs, together with 23 in Lok Sabha, had already introduced its determination to abstain from the election.

However, two of its MPs — Sisir Kumar Adhikari and Dibyendu Adhikari — broke ranks and solid their ballots.

The subsequent Vice-President of the nation will take the oath of workplace on August 11, a day after the time period of the incumbent Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu ends.

Janata Dal (United), YSRCP, BSP, AIADMK had introduced assist for Dhankhar. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) prolonged assist to Alva.

READ HERE | Jagdeep Dhankhar: From confrontations with Mamata to operating for Vice-President’s publish

Polling to elect the following Vice President of India started at 10 am.

The counting of votes started at 6 pm.

The Vice President of India, which is the second-highest constitutional publish within the nation, is elected via an electoral faculty consisting of members of the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha.

All MPs of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, together with nominated members, are entitled to vote within the vice presidential election.

The two Houses of Parliament collectively have a sanctioned energy of 788 MPs, of which there are eight vacancies within the Upper House.

The Vice President of India can be the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha.

(With company inputs)