Dhankhar elected as 14th Vice President of India

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New Delhi: National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar has been declared victorious in the Vice Presidential election held on 6 August.

“NDA candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar won by 346 votes as he got 528 votes out of total 725 votes. While 15 were declared invalid, the opposition candidate Margaret Alva got 182 votes in the election,” Lok Sabha Secretary General Utpal K Singh, who was the returning officer for the election, told reporters.

The Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha MPs made up the total number of eligible voters to 780. The official said 725 votes were cast, taking the total voter turnout to 92.94 per cent.

On August 11, the day the incumbent Vice President Venkaiah Naidu’s term ends, 71-year-old Dhankhar will be administered the oath of office.

Dhankhar was the Governor of West Bengal before his nomination was made public last month. Margaret Alva, a former Union minister and a five-time Congress member, was Dhankhar’s opponent. The vast majority of opposition parties supported his candidacy.

Dhankhar had served as the governor of West Bengal before his nomination was announced last month. Dhankhar’s rival was former Union minister and five-time Congress member Margaret Alva. His candidacy was supported by a vast majority of the opposition parties.

Dhankhar was the Governor of West Bengal before his nomination was announced last month. Margaret Alva, a former Union minister and a five-time Congress member, was Dhankhar’s rival. The vast majority of opposition parties supported his candidacy.

Alva, on the other hand, was expected to get around 200 votes based on the electoral strength of the political parties that supported him. With 182 votes officially registered in his favour, it remains to be seen whether the opposition bloc was affected by cross voting.



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