Jagdeep Dhankhar, the former Bengal Governor, was elected as Indias new Vice President on Saturday . He won 528 votes over opposition candidate Margaret Alva, who received 182 votes .
New Delhi (India), August 7: After Jagdeep Dhankhar, the former Bengal Governor, was elected as India's new Vice President on Saturday, a lot of love and admiration poured in.Union Minister Piyush Goyal, Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar, Union Minister AR Meghwal, and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi congratulated Dhankar on his landslide victory.He will be a hero in the Rajya Sabha and a great Vice President.India is blessed to have the son of a farmer and an eminent jurist as VP of India.Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has announced that the newly elected vice president would address the farmers' issues.Jagdeep Dhankhar secured the Vice Presidential election with a large margin.Margaret Alva, on the other hand, received just 182 votes.I would like to thank him. Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar said he would help solve the farmers' difficulties.Dhankar's victory was astonishing, according to Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi, who said, I am so proud to congratulate him.It was a decisive and dramatic victory.Dhankars' dynamism has been lauded by Union minister AR Meghwal, who said, This is a matter of fulfillment. He has a longer character as shown by his appearance.Following the victory, Home Minister Amit Shah and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh met with Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar in Delhi on Saturday, where they met with BJP National President JP Nadda, Union Minister Piyush Goyal, and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla.Vice president Dhankar's first victory came to an end today when he won 528 votes over opposition candidate Margaret Alva, who received 182 votes.After 6 p.m., the counting of votes began. Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh, two Union Ministers, and JP Nadda, the BJP president, also declared their votes.Dr. Manmohan Singh entered the poll in a wheelchair and began voting.Rahul Gandhi, the former vice president of the country, has also cast his vote alongside other MPs.Janata Dal (United), YSRCP, BSP, and AIADMK have all declared support for Dhankhar.Alva was given an opportunity to serve by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), and Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS). In 2019, Dhankhar was elected Governor of West Bengal.On July 17, he resigned from the position of West Bengal Governor after being proclaimed vice President of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA).The Vice President of India, the country's second-highest constitutional seat, is elected by a ballot committee made up of members of the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha.