NDA candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar has been elected as India’s 14th Vice President. In today’s election, he defeated opposition candidate Margaret Alva by 346 votes.
According to Utpal Kumar Singh, the returning officer for the vice presidential election and Lok Sabha Secretary General, out of 780 votes cast by Members of Parliament, Jagdeep Dhankhar received 528 votes, while Margaret Alva received 182 votes. He stated that 15 votes were still invalid.
Regional parties such as the Janata Dal (United), YSRCP, BSP, AIADMK, and TDP have backed NDA candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar. Mrs. Alva was supported in the election by the Aam Admi Party, TRS, and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, in addition to UPA allies. The All India Trinamool Congress, on the other hand, decided to boycott the vice presidential election.
The vice president also serves as the chairman of the Rajya Sabha. M Venkaiah Naidu’s term as India’s Vice President ends on the 10th of this month.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Ministers Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh, and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla were among the first to vote as the voting process began earlier in the morning.
Among those who voted were BJP President JP Nadda, former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, Union Ministers Anurag Singh Thakur, Nirmala Sitharaman, Nitin Gadkari, Dr. S Jaishankar, Piyush Goyal, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Bhupender Yadav, Dharmendra Pradhan, and Congress President Sonia Gandhi.