Jagdeep Dhankhar: 14th Vice president of India
Jagdeep Dhankhar was elected as the 14th Vice President of India. Jagdeep Dhankhar was the candidate nominated by the NDA from BJP. He will be administering the oath to the office on August 11, just after the tenure of incumbent Vice President Venkaiah Naidu ends. Jagdeep Dhankhar was serving as the Governor of West Bengal before getting nominated for the Vice President Elections 2022. The Opposition of Vice President Elections 2022 was Margaret Alva who is an ex-Union Minister and former five-times Congress MP.
A total of 725 MPs registered their votes, and 63 skipped the Vice President Elections 2022. 710 votes were found valid, and 15 were invalid out of 725 votes. Jagdeep Dhankhar secured 528 votes, which is higher than the minimum of 363 votes that were required for the victory. Jagdeep Dhankhar had the support of more than 425 lawmakers. Parties like Biju Janata Party (BJD), Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Shiv Sena, and YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) were there to extend their support to Jagdeep Dhankhar. The Opposition Margaret Alva received the votes of 208 MPs.
Jagdeep Dhankhar: About
Jagdeep Dhankhar was born on 18th May 1951. He was born in an Agrarian household in a remote village located in Rajasthan’s Jhunjhunu district. He completed his schooling at Sainik School, Chittorgarh. He pursued his law degree from the University of Rajasthan.
Jagdeep Dhankhar: Previous Positions
- 1993-98: Member of Rajasthan Legislative Assembly from Kishangarh
- 1989-91: Lok Sabha MP from Jhunjhunu
- 1990-91: Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs
- 2019-22: Governor of West Bengal
FAQs related to Vice President of India
1. Who is the 14th Vice President of India?
Ans. Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar is the 14th Vice President of India.
2. When was Jagdeep Dhankhar appointed as governor of West Bengal?
Ans. On 30th July 2019, Jagdeep Dhankhar was appointed as the Governor of West Bengal by the then President Ram Nath Kovind.
3. How many votes did Jagdeep Dhankhar secure?
Ans. Jagdeep Dhankhar won 528 votes out of 725 votes in the Vice President Elections 2022.
4. Who is Jagdeep Dhankhar?
Ans. Jagdeep Dhankhar is an Indian politician, who was elected for the Vice President Elections by the NDA from Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP). He served as the governor of West Bengal previously. He was elected as the 14th Vice President of India.
5. When was Jagdeep Dhankhar nominated for the Vice President Elections 2022?
Ans. On 16th July 2022, Jagdeep Dhankhar was nominated as the candidate for Vice President of India.