Margaret Alva commends Dhankar and claims that some opposition parties' reputation was hurt by their support for the BJP.

Opposition Vice President Margaret Alva congratulated NDAs Jagdeep Dhankhar on winning the polls . Alva said that some opposition parties supported the BJP, damaging their standing .

New Delhi, India, August 7: Following the results of the vice presidential elections on Saturday, Opposition Vice President Margaret Alva congratulated NDAs Jagdeep Dhankhar on winning the polls and said that some opposition parties supported the BJP, damaging their standing.This election was an opportunity for the opposition to unite, to put the past behind them and build bridges.Unfortunately, some opposition parties endorsed the BJP directly or indirectly in an attempt to derail the idea of a united opposition, tweeting Alva.She also stressed that opposition parties' support for the BJP weakened credibility.I suspect that these groups and their supporters have damaged their own credibility by doing so.

She said that the fight for preserving our Constitution, strengthening our democracy, and restoring the dignity of Parliament would continue.Jagdeep Dhankhar, the former West Bengal Governor, was elected as India's new Vice President on Saturday.Since former Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar was elected as India's new Vice President on Saturday, he received 528 votes against opposition candidate Margaret Alva who received 182 votes.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, saying he was proud of his victory.