Jagdeep Dhankhar takes oath as 14th Vice President


Oath of the Vice President: Former West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar was sworn in as the country’s 14th Vice President on Thursday. President Droupadi Murmu administered the oath of office and secrecy to Dhankhar.

Many Union ministers, including Prime Minister Modi and Venkaiah Naidu, were present at Dhankhar’s swearing-in ceremony. NDA candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar defeated opposition candidate Margaret Alva by a huge margin. Dhankhar got 528 votes while Alva got only 182 votes.

Jagdeep Dhankhar is from Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan

Hailing from Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan, Jagdeep Dhankhar did his schooling from Sainik School, Chittorgarh. After graduation in Physics, he did LLB from University of Rajasthan. In 1988, Jagdeep Dhankhar had joined the famous lawyers of the country. Dhankhar became a senior advocate of the Rajasthan High Court in 1990.

After that, he practiced in the Supreme Court before the High Courts of many states of the country. He was instrumental in achieving Other Backward Class (OBC) status for the Jat community in Rajasthan.

Jagdeep Dhankhar’s political career

In a political career spanning 33 years, Dhankhar has journeyed to the position of Vice President of the country. He entered active politics in 1989.

In 1989, he won the Lok Sabha elections for the first time on a Janata Dal ticket from his home constituency, Jhunjhunu. After that, he was appointed as a Union Minister in 1990. Apart from this, Dhankhar has tried his hand in Rajasthan politics. He was also the MLA from Kishangarh in Ajmer district from 1993 to 1998. Before becoming the Vice President, he became the Governor of West Bengal in July 2019.

Find out what the vice president’s salary is

The monthly salary of the Vice President of India is Rs 4 lakh. Apart from the salary, the vice president receives different types of per diems. Other benefits include free medical care, free train and air travel, landline connection and mobile phone service. The Vice President also has personal and personal protection. The Vice President of India receives 50 percent of his salary as pension. Apart from the pension, they also receive different benefits. The term of office of the vice president is five years.

Jagdeep Dhankhar is the second from Rajasthan to become Vice President

Jagdeep Dhankhar is the second leader from Rajasthan after Bhairon Singh Shekhawat to be elected Vice President of India. Hailing from Jhunjhunu district, Jat leader Dhankhar represents the Kota-Bundi parliamentary constituency. Earlier, Bhairon Singh Shekhawat had held the post as the 11th Vice President.

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