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Jagdeep Dhankhar was sworn in as India’s 14th Vice President

Also present at the event were Prime Minister Narendra Modi, outgoing Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, and other top leaders of the country.

The Former West Bengal Governor was sworn in by President Droupadi Murmu who administered the Oath of Office to him during a function at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Also present at the event were Prime Minister Narendra Modi, outgoing Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, and other top leaders of the country.

Dhankhar was elected as the Vice President on August 6. He defeated the Opposition’s Margaret Alva to emerge as a winner.

On August 7, Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar and Election Commissioner Anup Chandra Pandey jointly signed the ‘Certification of the Election of Jagdeep Dhankar as the next Vice President of India’.

The BJP-led NDA candidate won the election comfortably with 528 votes against Alva’s 182. The Vice President is also the ex-officio Chairman of the Rajya Sabha.

Dhankhar secured 74.36 percent. He has the highest winning margin in the last six vice presidential elections held since 1997.

First Published: 11th August, 2022 18:00 IST

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