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Vice President Election: NDA's Jagdeep Dhankhar becomes next VP

Vice President Election 2022: Dhankhar, a former governor of West Bengal who will also preside over the Rajya Sabha which has been witnessing opposition protests over a range of issues, secured 528 votes against Alva's 182.

Reported By : Anand Prakash Pandey Edited By : Poorva Joshi, Sri Lasya | New Delhi
Updated on: August 07, 2022 0:06 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met him and congratulated him
Image Source : PTI Prime Minister Narendra Modi met him and congratulated him on his victory with resounding support across party lines, and said it was a proud moment for India to have a "kisan putra" (farmer's son) as vice president.

Vice President Election 2022: The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance(NDA) candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar was elected as the country's 14th Vice President on Saturday in a victory that was a foregone conclusion as he trounced the Opposition's candidate Margaret Alva by a huge margin. Dhankhar, a former governor of West Bengal who will also preside over the Rajya Sabha which has been witnessing opposition protests over a range of issues, secured 528 votes against Alva's 182. His victory margin was the highest since 1997. The members of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha form the electoral college for the vice presidential elections. Soon after Dhankhar, 71, was declared as the winner with a huge vote share of over 74 per cent, the highest in the last six vice-presidential elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met him and congratulated him on his victory with resounding support across party lines, and said it was a proud moment for India to have a "kisan putra" (farmer's son) as vice president.

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  • 8:14 PM (IST) Posted by Hritika Mitra

    Rajnath Singh congratulates Jagdeep Dhankhar on win

  • 8:10 PM (IST) Posted by Hritika Mitra

    JP Nadda reaches newly-elected Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar's house

  • 7:53 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    NDA candidate Jagdeep Dhankar won by 346 votes as he bagged 528 of the total 725 votes that were cast.

    Delhi | NDA candidate Jagdeep Dhankar won by 346 votes as he bagged 528 of the total 725 votes that were cast. While 15 were termed invalid, Opposition candidate Margret Alva received 182 votes in the election:  LS Gen-Secy Utpal K Singh

     

  • 7:52 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    Total voter turnout - 92.94%: Utpal Kumar Singh, Lok Sabha Secretary-General

  • 7:44 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    Jagdeep Dhankhar becomes next Vice President of India!

                

  • 6:42 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    Result will likely be declared by 7 pm

                             

  • 6:30 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    The counting process begins for the Vice President election in Parliament

                        

  • 5:57 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    Around 93% of MPs vote in vice presidential poll

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

    Officials said of the total 780 MPs, as many as 725 MPs voted till 5 pm when the polling concluded.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his predecessor Manmohan Singh cast their ballots early in the day, while opposition leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi voted a little after noon, the officials said.

    The Trinamool Congress, which has 39 MPs, including 23 in Lok Sabha, has already announced its decision to abstain from the election.
    However, two of its MPs -- Sisir Kumar Adhikari and Dibyendu Adhikari -- broke ranks and cast their ballots.

    Polling to elect the next Vice President of India began at 10 am, with Modi being among the first ones to vote.

    Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in a wheelchair and needed support to stand up and vote.
    CPM MP John Brittas was among those who helped the veteran leader in exercising his franchise.
    The two-term former prime minister greeted those present with folded hands.

    Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP president J P Nadda, Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, and Commerce Minister and Leader of House in Rajya Sabha Piyush Goyal were among the leaders who turned up early at the Parliament House.

    Congress MP Abhishek Singhvi, who has contracted COVID-19, voted wearing a PPE kit.

    "Satisfied that I could perform my duties as a third term parliamentarian in the #VP elections, even if in extraterrestrial attire!" he tweeted.

    While two BJP MPs -- Sunny Deol and Sanjay Dhotre -- did not vote, among the prominent opposition MPs who were absent during voting included Mulayam Singh Yadav and Shafiqur Rahman Barq (both Samajwadi Party).

    The counting of votes will begin at 6 pm.

    With the ruling BJP having an absolute majority in the Lok Sabha and 91 members in the Rajya Sabha, Dhankhar has a clear edge over his rival.
    He is likely to succeed incumbent M Venkaiah Naidu, whose tenure ends on August 10.

    All MPs of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, including nominated members, are entitled to vote in the vice presidential election.

    The two Houses of Parliament together have a sanctioned strength of 788 MPs, of which there are eight vacancies in the Upper House.

  • 5:56 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    Voting for the Vice President post stands over in Parliament.

    The results of the same will be declared today.

     

  • 5:55 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    Manmohan Singh and Union Home Minister Amit Shah before casting their votes

    India Tv - New Delhi: Former prime minister Manmohan Singh and Union Home Minister Amit Shah before casting their votes for the election of the Vice President, at Parliament House in New Delhi, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022.

    Image Source : PTINew Delhi: Former prime minister Manmohan Singh and Union Home Minister Amit Shah before casting their votes for the election of the Vice President, at Parliament House in New Delhi, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022.

  • 5:53 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    Shibu Soren casts his vote

    India Tv - New Delhi: JMM MP Shibu Soren casts his vote for the election of the Vice President, at Parliament House in New Delhi, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022.

    Image Source : PTINew Delhi: JMM MP Shibu Soren casts his vote for the election of the Vice President, at Parliament House in New Delhi, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022.

  • 5:53 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    Shibu Soren casts his vote

    India Tv - New Delhi: JMM MP Shibu Soren casts his vote for the election of the Vice President, at Parliament House in New Delhi, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022.

    Image Source : PTINew Delhi: JMM MP Shibu Soren casts his vote for the election of the Vice President, at Parliament House in New Delhi, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022.

  • 5:53 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    Shibu Soren casts his vote

    India Tv - New Delhi: JMM MP Shibu Soren casts his vote for the election of the Vice President, at Parliament House in New Delhi, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022.

    Image Source : PTINew Delhi: JMM MP Shibu Soren casts his vote for the election of the Vice President, at Parliament House in New Delhi, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022.

  • 4:41 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    Congress MP Jairam Ramesh casts his vote

                                      

  • 2:53 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Vice President Election 2022: PM Modi to visit Jagdeep Dhankhar's residence this evening

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting NDA candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar's residence in the evening today, in order to congratulate him over his win in Vice President Election. Several reports have suggested that Dhankhar could easily win the polls with a handsome margin, leaving joint opposition candidate Margaret Alva behind.

  • 2:13 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Vice President Election 2022: Congress MP Rahul Gandhi casts his vote

  • 2:12 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Vice President Election 2022: Congress MPs Shashi Tharoor, Jairam Ramesh, Mallikarjun Kharge cast votes

  • 2:11 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Vice President Election 2022: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla casts his vote

  • 1:15 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Vice President Election 2022: Union Ministers Hardeep Singh Puri, Narayan Rane cast votes

  • 1:08 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Vice President Election 2022: Candidate Alva talks to Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal

  • 1:00 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Vice President Election 2022: BJP MP Ravi Kishan along with other MPs arrives to cast his vote

    India Tv - vp election

    Image Source : PTINew Delhi: BJP MP Ravi Kishan along with other MPs arrives to cast his vote for the election of the Vice President, at Parliament House in New Delhi, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022.

  • 12:58 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Vice President Election 2022: DMK MP Kanimozhi Karunanidhi casts her vote

    India Tv - vp election

    Image Source : PTIDMK MP Kanimozhi Karunanidhi casts her vote for the election of the Vice President, at Parliament House in New Delhi, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022.

  • 12:57 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Vice President Election 2022: MDMK MP Vaiko casts his vote

    India Tv - vp election

    Image Source : PTIMDMK MP Vaiko casts his vote for the election of the Vice President, at Parliament House in New Delhi, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022.

  • 12:56 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Vice President Election 2022: AAP MPs Harbhajan Singh, Sanjay Singh cast votes

  • 12:51 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Vice President Election 2022: All MPs entitled to vote

    All MPs of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, including nominated members, are entitled to vote in the vice presidential election. The two Houses of Parliament together have a sanctioned strength of 788 MPs, of which there are eight vacancies in the Upper House. Hence, 780 MPs are eligible to cast their ballot in this election.

  • 12:50 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Vice President Election 2022: Polling to continue till 5 pm

    The polling to elect the next Vice President will continue till 5 pm, following which the counting of ballots will take place. National Democratic Alliance (NDA) nominee and former West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar (71) is pitted against joint Opposition candidate Margaret Alva (80).

  • 11:58 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Vice President Election 2022: Opposition's candidate Margaret Alva arrives at the Parliament

  • 11:56 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Vice President Election 2022: Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Piyush Goyal along with BJP chief JP Nadda cast votes

  • 11:55 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Vice President Election 2022: Union ministers Nitin Gadkari, Dharmendra Pradhan cast votes

  • 11:32 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Vice President Election 2022: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh casts his vote

  • 11:31 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Vice President Election 2022: Union Ministers Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Arjun Ram Meghwal cast votes

  • 11:31 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Vice President Election 2022: Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh casts his vote

  • 11:00 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Vice President Election 2022: Union Ministers Jyotiraditya Scindia, Rajeev Chandrasekhar cast votes

  • 10:52 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Vice President Election 2022: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrives in Parliament to cast vote

  • 10:41 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Vice President Election 2022: Jagdeep Dhankhar looking to ensure comfortable win

    Jagdeep Dhankhar has support from parties like the Janata Dal (United), YSRCP, BSP, AIADMK, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Shiv Sena. As per reports, he is set for a comfortable win against joint Opposition candidate Margaret Alva.

     

  • 10:41 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Vice President Election 2022: TRS, AIMIM to support Margaret Alva

    The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) are among some parties supporting Margaret Alva.

  • 10:36 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Vice President Election 2022: Results to be announced today

    Votes will be counted today itself and the next Vice-President will take the oath of office on August 11 – a day after the term of the incumbent Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu ends.

  • 10:36 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Vice President Election 2022: Union Ministers Jitendra Singh, Ashwini Vaishnaw cast vote

  • 10:35 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Vice President Election 2022: TMC MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay to abstain from voting

  • 10:34 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Vice President Election 2022: PM Modi casts his vote

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi cast his vote in the ongoing Vice President Polls. NDA has fielded Jagdeep Dhankhar as Vice President candidate. With the ruling BJP having an absolute majority in the Lok Sabha and 91 members in the Rajya Sabha, Dhankhar has a clear edge over his rival.

  • 10:33 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Vice President Election 2022: Polling to elect next Vice President begins

    Polling to elect the next Vice President of India began at 10 am. The polling will continue till 5 pm, following which the counting of ballots will take place. National Democratic Alliance (NDA) nominee and former West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar (71) is pitted against joint Opposition candidate Margaret Alva (80).