- Vice President Elections 2022
Vice-President Elections 2022 will start on 6th August 2022 as per the announcement made by the Election Commission of India. Article 56(1) of the Constitution of India such that the Vice President of India shall remain in office for five years. The former Vice President of India Venkaiah Naidu has completed five years of duty and has to be replaced by Vice-President Elections.
The two nominees for the Vice-President Elections are Jagdeep Dhankhar of Bhartiya Janta Party from NDA Alliance and Margaret Alva of Indian National Congress from United Opposition Alliance. Jagdeep Dhankhar was nominated as the NDA candidate by BJP on 16th July 2022, he was the then serving Governor of West Bengal. On 17th July 2022, Margaret Alva was nominated as the Vice Presidental candidate by the United Opposition Alliance.
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Vice President Election 2022: Election Schedule
|Issue of Election Commission’s Notification calling the Election||5 July 2022||Tuesday|
|Last date for making nominations||19 July 2022||Tuesday|
|Date for scrutiny of nominations||20 July 2022||Wednesday|
|Last date for withdrawal of candidatures||22 July 2022||Friday|
|The date on which a poll shall be taken (if necessary)||6 August 2022||Saturday|
|The date on which counting shall be taken (if necessary)||6 August 2022||Saturday|
Vice President Election 2022: Candidates
NDA has nominated Jagdeep Dhankhar and Opposition has nominated Margaret Alva for the Vice President Election 2022. In the below-given tables, you can get to know about the two candidates in brief.
|Name||Jagdeep Dhankhar||Margaret Alva|
|Born||18th May 1951||14th April 1942|
|Party||Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP)||Indian National Congress (INC)|
|Alliance||National Democratic Alliance (NDA)||United Opposition|
|Nomination Date||16 July 2022||17 July 2022|
Vice President Election 2022: Electoral Voting
The voting for Vice President Election 2022 has begun on 6th August 2022 in the Parliament of India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi casts his vote for the next Vice President of India followed by Union Minister Jitendra Singh, Ashwini Vaishnav, and Arjun Ram Meghwal. TMC abstains from voting for the Vice President Elections 2022 as the TMC MP and Parliamentary Party leader Sudip Bandopadhyay write to Sisir Adhikari, MP, Lok Sabha.