Vice President Election: Jagdeep Dhankhar will take oath as Vice President on August 11, PM Modi congratulates- Watch Video

Publish Date: 07 Aug, 2022 |

NDA candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar's victory as the new Vice President was certain from day one, but the difference in votes after the counting raised the question whether the opposition lost on its own. A total of 725 votes were cast. Of these, Dhankhar got 528 votes and the opposition candidate Margaret Alva got 182 votes. 15 votes were found invalid. In this way Dhankhar defeated the opposition candidate by 346 votes, he got 74.36 percent votes.

Biggest Victory in the Vice Presidential Elections

This is the biggest margin of victory in the Vice Presidential election since 1997. The tenure of the current Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu is till August 10. On the next day i.e. on August 11, Dhankhar will take oath as the Vice President. He will be the 14th Vice President of the country and second from Rajasthan. The first Vice President of Rajasthan was Bhairon Singh Shekhawat. All the leaders of the opposition, including the President, Vice President, Prime Minister, Congress President, have congratulated Dhankhar for his victory.

Counting of Votes

The counting of votes began after 6 pm and was completed around 7.30 pm. Lok Sabha Secretary General Utpal Kumar Singh announced Dhankhar's victory with the figures. The total number of members in both the houses is 788, but eight Rajya Sabha seats are vacant. So there were a total of 780 eligible voters, of whom 725 voted.


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