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Jagdeep Dhankhar elected as 14th Vice President of India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Jagdeep Dhankhar after his vice presidential win and congratulated him.

National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Presidential candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar was elected as the new Vice President of India yesterday.

Jagdeep Dhankhar secured 528 votes against opposition candidate Margaret Alva who got 182 votes.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Jagdeep Dhankhar after his vice presidential win and congratulated him.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also met the newly elected Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankhar in Delhi at his residence.

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla also visited the residence of Vice-President elect Jagdeep Dhankhar in Delhi, to congratulate him on the same.

The Vice President of India is the second-highest constitutional post in the country and is elected through an electoral college consisting of members of the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha.

Voting for the Vice Presidential election in which the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar was pitted against the Opposition nominee Margaret Alva began at 10 am on Saturday.

First Published: 7th August, 2022 16:11 IST

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