Manmohan Singh, a former prime minister, votes in the vice presidential election

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh cast his vote in the Parliament on Saturday . Voting for the countrys next vice president began at 10am and will continue until 5pm .

New Delhi, India, August 6: Former Prime Minister and Congress MP Dr. Manmohan Singh cast his vote in the Parliament on Saturday, voting for the country's next vice president began at 10am and will continue until 5pm, with all candidates, including nominated members, allowed to vote in the vice presidential election.Janata Dal (United), YSRCP, BSP, AIADMK, and Shiv Sena have expressed their support for Dhankar.The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), and Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) have expressed their support for Alva.The Trinamool Congress has announced that it will refrain from voting.Dhankhar's nomination papers were filed in the Parliament House by the Returning Officer and Secretary General on July 18.

West Bengal was officially declared governor in July 2019 and has made news since then thanks to his turbulent relations with the Mamata Banerjee administration.He resigned as Governor of West Bengal earlier today.Mayawati, the President of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), announced her party's support for Dhankhar.Alva filed her candidature for the vice presidential election on July 19.The NDA announced Venkaiah Naidu as their vice president candidate on July 17, after a meeting of Opposition leaders of 17 parties at the residence of NCP supremo Sharad Pawar.