Delhi: National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Vice Presidential candidate, Jagdeep Dhankhar, also former Governor of Bengal has been elected as the 14th Vice President of India, securing 528 of the polled 725 votes. Achieving 74% of the vote share.
Margaret Alva, the opposition candidate received 182 votes on the day of election, August 6 voted by members of Parliament of both Houses.
Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi met Jagdeep Dhankar and congratulated the Vice President elect.
President of India, Droupadi Murmu took to twitter, “Congratulations to Jagdeep Dhankhar on being elected the Vice President of India. The nation will benefit from your long and rich experience of public life. My best wishes for a productive and successful tenure.”
Rahul Gandhi also joined in congratulating the Vice President elect, “Congratulations to Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar ji on being elected as the 14th Vice-President of India. Thank you to Smt @alva_margaret ji for representing the spirit of the joint Opposition with grace and dignity.”