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NDA’s Jagdeep Dhankar wins vice-presidential election 

BJP-led NDA’s Candidate Jagdeep Dhankar won the vice-presidential election on Saturday. 

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New Delhi: BJP-led NDA’s Candidate Jagdeep Dhankar won the vice-presidential election on Saturday. The election for the post of vice-president started at 10 AM and concluded at 5 PM in Parliament House. Dhankar was in a fight against opposition candidate Margret Alva. Dhankhar won over 500 votes and Marget reportedly received less than 200 votes.

During the election, 725 votes were cast while 15 votes were found to be invalid. Notably, 55 MPs did not participate in the vice-presidential election. Mamata Banerjee’s party Trinamool Congress’s 23 Lok Sabha MPs out of 34 MPs did not use their franchise.

It is reported that parties like the Janta Dal (United), YSRCP, BSP, AIADMK, and Shiv Sena, supported Dhankar. On the other hand, Margret Alva got the backing of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), and Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS).

”Congratulations to Mr Dhankhar on being elected Vice President! I would like to thank all the leaders of the Opposition, and MPs from across parties who voted for me in this election. Also, all the volunteers for their selfless service during our short but intense campaign,” wrote Alva after Dhankhar’s win in the election.

Home Minister Amit Shah also congratulated Dhankhar upon his win in the vice-presidential election and becoming the chairman of Rajya Sabha in Hindi.

 

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