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Vice-Presidential Election: Jagdeep Dhankhar wins by huge margin IV news

Published by: Subhajit Mandal | Posted: August 6, 2022 7:55 pm| Updated: August 6, 2022 8:05 pm

News Daily Digital Desk: As expected, NDA nominee Jagdeep Dhankar was elected as the next Vice President of the country. He defeated the opposition candidate Margaret Alva by a huge margin of 346 votes. The former governor of Bengal will take oath as vice president on August 11.

A total of 725 members of the two houses of Parliament voted in secret ballot today. 55 MPs did not vote. 528 votes went for Jagdeep Dhankar. On the other hand, Margaret Alva got only 182 votes. This victory of Dhankar was expected. BJP was in a position to win Dhankar on its own. He got the support of many parties with him.

[আরও পড়ুন: স্ত্রীদের জিজ্ঞেস করুন কীভাবে সংসার চলছে, মূল্যবৃদ্ধি নিয়ে BJP সাংসদদের তোপ বদরুদ্দিনের]

The NDA gave a big surprise by announcing the name of former Governor of Bengal Jagdeep Dhankhar as a candidate. The Shinde camp of Janata Dal (United), YSRCP, BSP, AIADMK and Shiv Sena supported him. Altogether, he got about 70 percent votes. Opposition candidate Margaret Alva got 26 percent of the vote. In the previous vice-presidential poll, the then opposition candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi got 32 percent of the votes. Compared to that, the votes received by the opposition camp have decreased a lot.

[আরও পড়ুন: বাসে উঠলে দিতে হবে না ভাড়া, রাখি উপলক্ষে উত্তরপ্রদেশের মহিলাদের ‘উপহার’ যোগীর]

Meanwhile, Congress, NCP, DMK, RJD, AAP, MIM, TRS and JMM have been supported by former Governor of Rajasthan Alva. The Trinamool Congress (TMC) ultimately abstained from voting. 21 Lok Sabha and 16 Rajya Sabha MPs did not take part in the election of the Vice President. However, two members of the Adhikari family voted despite the party ban.

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