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Jagdeep Dhankhar declared India's new Vice President

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah among others congratulated Jagdeep Dhankar on being elected as India's new Vice-President.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 7 Aug 2022, 3:30 pm

Newly elected India's Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar (R) with Manipur Governor La Ganesan (PHOTO: Twitter)
Newly elected India's Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar (R) with Manipur Governor La Ganesan (PHOTO: Twitter)

Former West Bengal Governor and BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar was elected as new Vice-President of India on Saturday. He will succeed outgoing Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu, whose tenure ends on August 10.

Dhankar was pitted against Opposition’s candidate Margaret Alva. He will take oath on August 11.

On being elected as Vice President of India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Jagdeep Dhankar.

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In a series of tweets, the prime minister said: "Congratulations to Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar Ji on being elected India’s Vice President with resounding support across party lines. I am confident he will be an outstanding Vice President. Our nation will gain tremendously from his intellect and wisdom. @jdhankhar1"

"I thank all those MPs who have voted for Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar Ji. At a time when India marks Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, we are proud to be having a Kisan Putra Vice President who has excellent legal knowledge and intellectual prowess. @jdhankhar1".

Union Home and Cooperation Minister Amit Shah also congratulated Jagdeep Dhankhar on his election as Vice President of India.

Amit Shah tweeted: “It is a matter of joy for the Nation that a farmer's son, Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar has been elected as the Vice President of India. Shri Dhankhar has been constantly connected with the people in his long public life, his understanding of basic issues and his experience will definitely benefit the Upper House.”

“As Vice President and Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar will prove to be an ideal guardian of the Constitution, I congratulate him on this victory. Also, under the leadership of Modi ji, I thank NDA allies, other parties and members of Parliament for supporting Dhankhar ji.”

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The 2022 Vice-President of India election, which was held on Saturday from 10 am and concluded at 5 pm, recorded around 93 per cent polling, according to sources. 

 

 

 

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First published:6 Aug 2022, 7:14 pm

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