Vice-Presidential Poll highlights: President Murmu wishes Jagdeep Dhankhar ‘a productive VP tenure’

Vice-Presidential Poll highlights: NDA candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar won by 346 votes as he bagged 528 of the total 725 votes that were cast.
Vice President elect Jagdeep Dhankhar will take oath on August 11.
Vice President elect Jagdeep Dhankhar will take oath on August 11.(Sanjay Sharma)
Updated on Aug 07, 2022 12:24 AM IST
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Vice-Presidential Poll highlights: Jagdeep Dhankhar, National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) nominee and former West Bengal governor who was pitted against joint Opposition candidate Margaret Alva, became the 14th Vice-President of India on Saturday after winning the 16th election by an overwhelming majority.

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  • Aug 06, 2022 10:44 PM IST

    ‘We are proud to be having a Kisan Putra Vice President,’ tweets PM Modi

    “I thank all those MPs who have voted for Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar Ji. At a time when India marks Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, we are proud to be having a Kisan Putra Vice President who has excellent legal knowledge and intellectual prowess,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a tweet.

  • Aug 06, 2022 09:49 PM IST

    Margaret Alva slams Opposition leaders who supported BJP: 'Damaged their...'

    Several opposition parties, such as the Janata Dal (United), YSRCP, BSP, AIADMK and Shiv Sena backed Dhankhar. Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress decided to abstain from voting alleging a lack of consultations while deciding on the name of Alva. However, two of its MPs voted.

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  • Aug 06, 2022 09:11 PM IST

    Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh visit Dhankhar at his residence

    Home Minister Amit Shah and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh reach the residence of newly elected Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankhar in Delhi.

  • Aug 06, 2022 09:05 PM IST

    President Murmu wishes Dhankhar a productive tenure

  • Aug 06, 2022 09:04 PM IST

    Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla visits the residence of Vice-President elect Jagdeep Dhankhar to congratulate him

    Source : ANI
    Source : ANI
  • Aug 06, 2022 08:49 PM IST

    M Venkaiah Naidu wishes Dhankhar a ‘successful and fruitful tenure’

    “Heartiest congratulations to Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar ji on being elected as the fourteenth Vice President of India. The nation will greatly benefit from your vast experience and legal expertise. My best wishes for a successful and fruitful tenure,” tweets M Venkaiah Naidu. His tenure will end on August 10.

  • Aug 06, 2022 08:41 PM IST

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulates Jagdeep Dhankhar

    Defence Min Rajnath Singh congratulates Jagdeep Dhankhar on winning Vice Presidential polls; tweets "His long public life, wide experience & deep understanding of people’s issues will certainly benefit the nation. I'm confident that he'll make an exceptional VP & RS Chairman."

  • Aug 06, 2022 08:36 PM IST

    Rahul Gandhi congratulates Dhankhar, thanks Alva for ‘representing the spirit of the joint opposition’

    “Congratulations to Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar ji on being elected as the 14th Vice-President of India. Thank you to Smt @alva_margaret ji for representing the spirit of the joint Opposition with grace and dignity (sic)," tweets Rahul Gandhi.

  • Aug 06, 2022 08:34 PM IST

    PM Modi meets Vice-President elect Jagdeep Dhankhar soon after his election to the office

    Source: ANI
    Source: ANI
  • Aug 06, 2022 08:13 PM IST

    Margaret Alva congratulates Jagdeep Dhankhar on being elected as Vice-President, thanks leaders who voted for her

    “I would like to thank all the leaders of the Opposition, and MPs from across parties who voted for me in this election,” says Margaret Alva after losing the VP polls. 

  • Aug 06, 2022 08:10 PM IST

    Dhankhar will 'prove to be an ideal guardian of the Constitution’ : Amit Shah

    “I am sure that as Vice President and Chairman of Rajya Sabha Dhankhar ji will prove to be an ideal guardian of the Constitution. I congratulate him on this victory. Also, under the leadership of Modi ji, I express my gratitude to NDA allies, other parties and members of parliament for supporting Dhankhar ji,” tweets Home Minister Amit Shah.

  • Aug 06, 2022 08:04 PM IST

    Opposition candidate Margaret Alva received 182 votes

    NDA candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar won by 346 votes as he bagged 528 of the total 725 votes that were cast. While 15 were termed invalid, Opposition candidate Margaret Alva received 182 votes in the election: LS Gen-Secy Utpal K Singh

  • Aug 06, 2022 07:59 PM IST

    PM Modi on his way to congratulate Dhankhar for VP Polls win

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on his way to meet and congratulate Jagdeep Dhankhar on his election as Vice President.

  • Aug 06, 2022 07:51 PM IST

    Jagdeep Dhankhar wins Vice-Presidential elections

    NDA candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar to take oath as 14th Vice President of India.

  • Aug 06, 2022 06:58 PM IST

    Counting process underway for the Vice Presidential elections in Parliament

    Source: ANI
    Source: ANI
  • Aug 06, 2022 06:33 PM IST

    VP Polls: Dhankhar likely to succeed incumbent M Venkaiah Naidu

    With the ruling BJP having an absolute majority in the Lok Sabha and 91 members in the Rajya Sabha, Dhankhar has a clear edge over his rival. He is likely to succeed incumbent M Venkaiah Naidu, whose tenure ends on August 10.

  • Aug 06, 2022 06:24 PM IST

    NDA's Jagdeep Dhankhar reaches Parliamentary affairs minister's residence before announcement of results

    NDA's Vice Presidential Candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar arrived at the residence of Parliamentary affaris minister Prahlad Joshi at 11 Akbar road, New Delhi before the announcement of results. 

  • Aug 06, 2022 05:28 PM IST

    725 out of 780 MPs voted; 92.9% turnout

    725 out of 780 MPs voted for the Vice Presidential Election. Two BJP MPs - Sunny Deol and Sanjay Dhotre, who are unwell, did not vote.

  • Aug 06, 2022 05:00 PM IST

    Voting ends, counting of votes to begin shortly

    Members of Parliament of both Houses are voting today to elect the next Vice President of India. The counting of ballots will take place at 6pm.

  • Aug 06, 2022 04:22 PM IST

    5 things to know about Margaret Alva

    1. Margaret Alva was born to a Christian family in Mangalore, Karnataka. She is a graduate of Mount Carmel College and went on to get a law degree from the University of Law College & Department of Studies in Law.

    2. A member of the All India Congress Committee (AICC), Alva became the convenor of the Karnataka Congress’ women’s front in 1972.

    3. Margaret Alva was in the spotlight in 2008 for raising her voice against the Congress’ ticket distribution in Karnataka and alleging that the tickets were open to bidders.

    4. Alva was elected to the Rajya Sabha as a Congress representative in 1974. She served a six-year term and was re-elected for three more years.

    5. Margaret Alva has served as the Governor of Goa, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand during her administrative stint.

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  • Aug 06, 2022 03:42 PM IST

    Japdeep Dhankhar joined politics in 1989: 3 Things to know about him

    > Dhankhar, who is a lawyer by profession, joined politics in 1989.

    > He became the governor of West Bengal in July 2019 and has made headlines since then over his tumultuous relations with the Mamata Banerjee government.

    > He tendered his resignation as the Governor of West Bengal after being nominated as VP candidate by BJP-led NDA.

  • Aug 06, 2022 03:30 PM IST

    Vice-Presidential Poll LIVE: 85% voting till 2pm

    Over 85 per cent votes were polled in the Vice Presidential election till 2pm. Of the 780 MPs in both Houses -- another eight Rajya Sabha seats are vacant -- around 670 of them had cast their vote so far, officials told PTI.

  • Aug 06, 2022 03:09 PM IST

    Vice-Presidential Poll LIVE: Who all are entitled to vote in the election?

    All MPs of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, including nominated members, are entitled to vote in the vice presidential election. The two Houses of Parliament together have a sanctioned strength of 788 MPs, of which there are eight vacancies in the Upper House. Hence, 780 MPs are eligible to cast their ballot in this election.

  • Aug 06, 2022 02:21 PM IST

    Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla casts his vote for the Vice Presidential election, at the Parliament, in Delhi

    Source: ANI
    Source: ANI
  • Aug 06, 2022 02:04 PM IST

    Vice-Presidential Poll LIVE: SAD supports Jagdeep Dhankhar

    Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal on Saturday said his party has supported NDA nominee Jagdeep Dhankhar in the polling to elect the next Vice President of India. In a tweet, Badal said, "Shiromani Akali Dal supports a peasant's son, crusader for farmers' rights and the man who secured OBC status for the farming community (Jats) in his state, Sh Jagdeep Dhankhar for the Vice Presidency."

  • Aug 06, 2022 01:40 PM IST

    Vice-Presidential Poll LIVE: Rahul Gandhi cats his vote

  • Aug 06, 2022 01:14 PM IST

    Vice-Presidential Poll LIVE: Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi casts vote

    Photo: ANI
    Photo: ANI
  • Aug 06, 2022 01:06 PM IST

    Vice-Presidential Poll LIVE: Hema Malini casts vote

    Photo: ANI
    Photo: ANI
  • Aug 06, 2022 12:55 PM IST

    Vice-Presidential Poll LIVE: AAP MPs Harbhajan Singh and Sanjay Singh, DMK MP Kanimozhi and BJP MP Ravi Kishan cast their votes

  • Aug 06, 2022 12:19 PM IST

    Vice-Presidential Poll LIVE: Who all are entitled to vote in the election?

    All MPs of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, including nominated members, are entitled to vote in the vice presidential election. The two Houses of Parliament together have a sanctioned strength of 788 MPs, of which there are eight vacancies in the Upper House. Hence, 780 MPs are eligible to cast their ballot in this election.

  • Aug 06, 2022 11:42 AM IST

    Vice-Presidential Poll LIVE: Union ministers Nitin Gadkari and Dharmendra Pradhan cast votes

  • Aug 06, 2022 11:31 AM IST

    Vice-Presidential Poll LIVE: Voting going on

    Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Piyush Goyal, BJP president JP Nadda after casting their votes. (Arvind Yadav/HT)
    Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Piyush Goyal, BJP president JP Nadda after casting their votes. (Arvind Yadav/HT)
  • Aug 06, 2022 11:14 AM IST

    Vice-Presidential Poll LIVE: Manmohan Singh casts his vote

    Photo: ANI
    Photo: ANI
  • Aug 06, 2022 11:11 AM IST

    Vice-Presidential Poll LIVE: Union home minister Amit Shah casts his vote

    Photo: ANI
    Photo: ANI
  • Aug 06, 2022 11:08 AM IST

    Vice-Presidential Poll LIVE: Union minister Jyotiraditya Scindia and Rajeev Chandrasekhar cast votes

  • Aug 06, 2022 11:06 AM IST

    Vice-Presidential Poll LIVE: 5 things to know about Margaret Alva

    1. Margaret Alva was born to a Christian family in Mangalore, Karnataka. She is a graduate of Mount Carmel College and went on to get a law degree from the University of Law College & Department of Studies in Law.

    2. A member of the All India Congress Committee (AICC), Alva became the convenor of the Karnataka Congress’ women’s front in 1972.

    3. Margaret Alva was in the spotlight in 2008 for raising her voice against the Congress’ ticket distribution in Karnataka and alleging that the tickets were open to bidders.

    4. Alva was elected to the Rajya Sabha as a Congress representative in 1974. She served a six-year term and was re-elected for three more years.

    5. Margaret Alva has served as the Governor of Goa, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand during her administrative stint.

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  • Aug 06, 2022 10:52 AM IST

    Vice-Presidential Poll LIVE: Manmohan Singh arrive in a wheelchair to cast his vote on Saturday in Parliament

    Manmohan Singh in Parliament on Saturday. (ANI)
    Manmohan Singh in Parliament on Saturday. (ANI)
  • Aug 06, 2022 10:48 AM IST

    Vice-Presidential Poll LIVE: Rajya Sabha MP PT Usha casting her vote 

    Rajya Sabha MP PT Usha  (Hindustan Times / Arvind Yadav)
    Rajya Sabha MP PT Usha  (Hindustan Times / Arvind Yadav)
  • Aug 06, 2022 10:39 AM IST

    Vice-Presidential Poll LIVE: PM Modi casts his vote at Parliament

  • Aug 06, 2022 10:36 AM IST

    Vice-Presidential Poll LIVE: 'Abstain from voting,' TMC's letter to Suvendu Adhikari's father

    TMC MP and Parliamentary party leader in Lok Sabha Sudip Bandyopadhyay has written to Sisir Adhikari, father of Bengal BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari, to abstain from voting as decided by the party. Sisir Adhikari is still an MP from the TMC.

  • Aug 06, 2022 10:32 AM IST

    Vice-Presidential Poll LIVE: Union ministers cast their votes

  • Aug 06, 2022 10:16 AM IST

    Vice-Presidential Poll LIVE: Voting begins in Parliament

    Photo: ANI
    Photo: ANI
  • Aug 06, 2022 09:40 AM IST

    Vice-Presidential Poll LIVE updates: Where does the Vice-President stay? What are his/her monthly salary and perks?

    The Vice-President lives in Uparashtrapati Bhavan, located on Maulana Azad Road in New Delhi. A Vice President receives the Speaker's salary and perks as he/she also is the chairman of the Rajya Sabha. Apart from allowances, the Vice-President gets 4 lakh per month.

  • Aug 06, 2022 08:52 AM IST

    Vice-Presidential Poll LIVE updates: 5 things to know about Jagdeep Dhankhar

    1. Dhankhar was born in an agrarian household in a remote village in Rajasthan's Jhunjhunu district.

    2. After finishing his schooling from Sainik School, Chittorgarh, he did graduation in Physics and then pursued LLB from the University of Rajasthan.

    3. Dankhar became one of the leading lawyers in Rajasthan and practiced in both the Rajasthan High Court and the Supreme Court.

    4. He forayed into politics in 1989 and was elected to Lok Sabha from Rajasthan’s Jhunjhunu the same year.

    5. From 1993-1998, Dhankhar represented the Kishangarh constituency of Ajmer district in Rajasthan Legislative Assembly. Read full story

  • Aug 06, 2022 08:46 AM IST

    Vice-Presidential Poll LIVE updates: ‘Like Odisha stood behind Murmu,’ an appeal from Karnataka Congress

    Karnataka Congress said as Odisha stood behind Droupadi Murmu who became the President of India last month, all Karnataka MPs should vote for Margaret Alva, a Kannadiga. 

  • Aug 06, 2022 08:41 AM IST

    Vice-Presidential Poll LIVE updates: Telugu Desam, BSP, BJD supporting Jagdeep Dhankhar

    Telugu Desam Party, Bahujan Samaj Party, and Biju Janta Dal will vote for NDA's candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar today.

  • Aug 06, 2022 08:37 AM IST

    Vice-Presidential Poll LIVE updates: AIMIM supporting Alva

    All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen will support Margaret Alva, a decision has been taken.

  • Aug 06, 2022 08:15 AM IST

    Vice-Presidential Poll LIVE updates: TRS to support Margaret Alva in Vice Presidential poll

    TRS has decided to support opposition candidate Margaret Alva. 

  • Aug 06, 2022 08:14 AM IST

    Vice-Presidential Poll LIVE updates: Margaret Alva not a tough challenge for Jagdeep Dhankhar

    Ruptures in the opposition yet again have further hurt Margaret Alva’s chances. Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress - which is one of the largest opposition parties in Rajya Sabha - has said it would abstain from voting. Read full story.

  • Aug 06, 2022 07:49 AM IST

    Vice-Presidential Poll LIVE updates: Mock drill for NDA MPs

    The BJP on Friday organised a mock voting drill for NDA coalition MPs ahead of the vice-presidential election. BJP president J P Nadda and several Union ministers were present during the exercise. Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi and Union Minister Bhupender Yadav oversaw it.

  • Aug 06, 2022 07:48 AM IST

    Vice-Presidential Poll LIVE updates: Each MP is a hero, says Margaret Alva

  • Aug 06, 2022 07:47 AM IST

    Vice-Presidential Poll LIVE updates: Advantage Dhankhar in today’s vice presidential election

    The BJP, which leads the NDA, alone has 394 MPs — 303 in Lok Sabha and 91 in the Rajya Sabha — more than the halfway mark of 391. Overall, Dhankhar is likely to get 525 votes, including NDA’s 462 votes, including the 12 Shiv Sena rebel MPs who are loyalists of Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde. The ruling dispensation has also secured support from Andhra Pradesh’s ruling YSRCP (31 MPs), Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party BSP (11) and Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik’s Biju Janata Dal (21 MPs). Read full story

  • Aug 06, 2022 07:33 AM IST

    Vice-Presidential Poll LIVE updates: 'If Parliament is to function effectively' -- Margaret Alva's appeal

    In a fresh appeal to the MPs, Margaret Alva said, "If Parliament is to function effectively, MPs, independent of their parties, must find ways to rebuild trust and restore broken communication amongst each other. In the end, it is the MPs who determine the character of our Parliament."

  • Aug 06, 2022 07:32 AM IST

    Vice-Presidential Poll LIVE updates: How the election is held

    Unlike the presidential poll where voting takes place in multiple locations as elected MLAs, not nominated, also form part of the electoral college, in the vice presidential election, voting takes place in Parliament House. The electoral college in the vice presidential election comprises a total of 788 members of both Houses of Parliament. Since all the electors are members of both Houses of Parliament, the value of the vote of each MP would be the same - one.

  • Aug 06, 2022 07:28 AM IST

    Vice-Presidential Poll LIVE updates: When will the results come out?

    The polling will be held from 10am to 5pm. Ballots will be counted immediately after that. Returning officers will announce the name of the next Vice-President by late Saturday evening.

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