Jagdeep Dhankhar wins the election for vice president of India, defeating Margaret Alva by 346 votes.

Jagdeep Dhankhar, the former West Bengal governor, was elected as Indias new vice president . He received 528 votes against opposition candidate Margaret Alva, who received 182 votes .

New Delhi, India, August 6: Jagdeep Dhankhar, the former West Bengal governor, was elected as India's new vice president on Saturday.He received 528 votes against opposition candidate Margaret Alva, who received 182 votes, before being notified of the results of the Vice Presidential election.According to Lok Sabha Secretary General Utpal Kumar Singh, who was the presiding officer for the 16th Vice Presidential election, 725 MPs cast their vote.Seventy votes were considered invalid, while 710 were present.

Since 6 p.m., the counting of votes began.Prime Minister Narendra Modi was one of the first leaders to cast his vote.Union Ministers Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh, as well as BJP president JP Nadda, all cast their votes.Dr. Manmohan Singh came into his vote in a wheelchair.

The next Vice President of the country will take his oath of office on August 11, a day after the term of former Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu expires.Janata Dal (United), YSRCP, BSP, and AIADMK also announced their support for Dhankhar.Alva was extended support by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), and Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS).The Trinamool Congress voted to withdraw from the vote.

On July 17, he resigned from the post of West Bengal Governor after being named Vice President of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), the second-highest constitutional position in the country.The Vice President of India is elected by an electoral committee made up of members of the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha.