Voting in the vice presidential election has ended; politicians including PM Modi and Manmohan Singh will participate.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, and Congress President Sonia Gandhi cast their vote in the vice-presidential election . The election began at 5 p.m.

New Delhi (India) — On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, and Congress President Sonia Gandhi were among the prominent political figures who cast their vote in the vice-presidential election, which began at 5 p.m. in Parliament House.Following the conclusion of voting, the counting of votes will begin.Jagdeep Dhankhar, a former West Bengal governor, is running as NDA candidate and opponent Margret Alva, a former union minister.The Vice President is elected by an electoral council made up of members of both Houses of Parliament, in accordance with the single transferable vote.

All members of both Houses of Parliament are enrolled in the Electoral College to elect a person to the office of Vice President.The polling began at 10 a.m. on Friday.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 ballots.

For the presidential elections, the 89-year-old senior leader Congressman Rahul Gandhi had also voted in a wheelchair.Besides other members of Congress, Gandhi also cast his vote.The Vice President, who is also Chairman of Rajya Sabha, is not a member of the House.The next Vice President of the country will take the oath of office on August 11, a day after the term of incumbent Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has expired.Janata Dal (United), YSRCP, BSP, and AIADMK have all expressed their support for Dhankhar.

The Trinamool Congress abstained from the vote.Given the BJP-led NDA's success in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, as well as support from other parties to its candidate, Dhankhar has a clear advantage in the vice presidential election.In July 2019, Dhankhar became the governor of West Bengal.Before formally resigning as Governor of West Bengal, he resigned as governor before running for vice-presidential office.