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The appointment comes months after former West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar quit the post to contest for the vice-presidential election.
Updated on Nov 17, 2022 09:12 PM IST
Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar said he had once asked former two-time Rajasthan CM Vasundhare Raje for help regarding TMC boss and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee in the form of “magic spell”.
Published on Sep 21, 2022 04:14 PM IST
Dhankhar, who took oath as vice-president on August 11, was speaking at a function organised by the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) to felicitate him when he made the remarks.
Updated on Aug 23, 2022 04:52 AM IST
Jagdeep Dhankhar was elected as the Vice President on August 6, securing 74.36 per cent – the highest ever votes received in the last six vice presidential elections held since 1997. He defeated the Opposition's Margaret Alva to emerge as a winner.
Updated on Aug 11, 2022 12:37 PM IST
President Droupadi Murmu will administer the Oath of Office to the elected Vice-President of India Jagdeep Dhankhar at Rashtrapati Bhavan at 11:45 am today.
Updated on Aug 11, 2022 10:43 AM IST
Margaret Alva fought the election with grace and conviction while the result of the election was already known, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said as he congratulated Alva.
Published on Aug 07, 2022 08:19 AM IST
During his three years of gubernatorial tenure in West Bengal, when Jagdeep Dhankhar would berate the Mamata Banerjee administration and attack it through public addresses, long official letters and the social media, he personally drafted the letters.
Updated on Aug 07, 2022 05:23 AM IST
The 71-year-old leader, who has been described by the Bharatiya Janata Party as a “kisaan putra”, is likely to take oath on August 11.
Updated on Aug 07, 2022 04:52 AM IST
Locals in Rajasthan's Jhunjhunu were seen gathered for a massive celebration with firecrackers.
Published on Aug 06, 2022 11:23 PM IST
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi thanked Alva for “representing the spirit of the joint opposition with grace and dignity.”
Updated on Aug 06, 2022 09:31 PM IST
Dhankhar, the National Democratic Alliance's (NDA's) candidate for the vice-presidential poll, defeated Opposition's Margaret Alva by 346 votes.
Updated on Aug 06, 2022 09:06 PM IST
Dhankhar, 71, was declared elected as the Vice President on Saturday after he bagged 528 votes against his rival candidate Margaret Alva's 182.
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Modi was amongst the first leaders to cast his vote in the morning. Union ministers Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh and BJP president JP Nadda also cast their votes.
Updated on Aug 06, 2022 08:39 PM IST
Jagdeep 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.
Updated on Aug 06, 2022 08:05 PM IST
Vice-presidential election 2022: National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) Jagdeep Dhankhar (71) is pitted against Opposition's Margaret Alva (80) for the post.
Updated on Aug 06, 2022 06:14 PM IST
Vice-presidential election: NDA’s nominee Jagdeep Dhankhar, a Jat leader, has been described by the BJP as ‘kisan putra’.
Published on Aug 06, 2022 08:30 AM IST
Vice Presidential Elections: Both members of Parliament are set to vote in the VP polls.
Updated on Aug 06, 2022 08:41 AM IST
By late Saturday evening, the returning officer will announce the result of the VP election, voting for which will take place from 10 am to 5 pm.
Updated on Aug 06, 2022 05:26 AM IST
The polling will take place at the Parliament House between 10 am and 5 pm and votes will be counted on the same day itself while the next vice-president will take the oath of office on August 11 – a day after the term of the incumbent V-P M Venakish Naidu ends.
Updated on Aug 06, 2022 05:51 AM IST
Vice presidential election 2022: While polling will be held from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, the ballots will be counted immediately after that. By late Saturday evening, the returning officer will announce the name of the next vice-president.
Updated on Aug 06, 2022 12:07 AM IST
The opposition has fielded former Union minister Margaret Alva as its vice-presidential candidate against Jagdeep Dhankhar.
Published on Aug 03, 2022 08:09 AM IST
Margaret Alva said that while Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari's comments on the Marathi-Gujarati issue were unfortunate, they were not unexpected.
Updated on Jul 30, 2022 08:29 PM IST
Dhankar is set to face former Rajasthan governor Margaret Alva, the opposition pick who will be filing her nomination Tuesday at 11 am.
Published on Jul 18, 2022 05:08 PM IST
Vice presidential election 2022: Polls have been scheduled for August 5, with incumbent Venkaiah Naidu's term expiring on August 10.
Updated on Jul 18, 2022 01:14 PM IST
The President appointed Manipur governor La Ganesan to discharge the functions of the governor of West Bengal, in addition to his own duties, a Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said.
Updated on Jul 17, 2022 11:38 PM IST
Margaret Alva, a former Union minister and five terms parliamentarian, brings with her rich political as well as administrative experience
Updated on Aug 04, 2022 03:42 PM IST
The Jat leader has had several run-ins with the Mamata Banerjee-led government in West Bengal, of which he is the current governor.
Published on Jul 16, 2022 11:59 PM IST
Dhankhar assumed charge as governor of West Bengal in July 2019, and his equation with the TMC nosedived further in recent months with the Mamata Banerjee-led party accusing him of being a mouthpiece of the BJP.
Updated on Jul 17, 2022 05:03 AM IST
Venkaiah Naidu, who served in both Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi cabinets in the past, took oath as the Vice President of India in August 2017. He had succeeded Mohammad Hamid Ansari.
Updated on Jul 16, 2022 11:27 PM IST