Jagdeep Dhankhar, the NDA candidate and former Governor of Bengal, will be the next Vice President of the country. Dhankhar was elected at 7.40 pm after voting on Saturday, and counting began at 6 pm.
As per the media reports, Jagdeep Dhankhar got 528 votes, and Margaret Alva got 182. At the same time, 15 votes were found invalid. At the same time, Margaret Alva had to bear the brunt of the lack of unity among the opposition parties, and she was defeated.
Voting for the Vice Presidential Election 2022 began at 10 am on Saturday and lasted until 5 pm. 725 MPs voted in the election of the Vice President. About 93 percent of the MPs cast their votes in the voting on Saturday, while 55 MPs did not vote.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Congress President Sonia Gandhi, several Union ministers and MPs from various parties voted on Saturday to choose the country’s next Vice President.
By noon, more than 85 percent of the MPs had cast their vote. The total number of members of both the houses of the Parliament together is 788. Out of these, 8 seats of Rajya Sabha are currently vacant.
About 90 percent of these 780 MPs had voted by 4.30 pm. Voting for the Vice President’s election starts at 10 pm and will end at 5 pm. PM Modi was among the first MPs to vote in the Vice Presidential election. He tweeted, sharing a picture related to voting. Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted, sharing his picture after voting.
Voted in the 2022 Vice President election. pic.twitter.com/I6bn4MFDu2
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 6, 2022