Zoom News : Aug 11, 2022, 07:34 AM
Jagdeep Dhankhar: Former West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar will take oath as the Vice President of India today. Dhankhar can take oath as Vice President (Jagdeep Dhankhar Swearing-In Ceremony) at 3.30 pm. Earlier, Jagdeep Dhankhar had defeated the opposition candidate Margaret Alva in the Vice Presidential election. President Draupadi Murmu will administer the oath of office and secrecy to the newly-elected Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar. Jagdeep Dhankhar will become the 14th Vice President of the country as soon as he takes oath.Corona protocol will be followed as per the norms of Rashtrapati Bhavan in Jagdeep Dhankhar's oath ceremony. Dhankhar had contested the Vice Presidential election as a candidate of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). Dhankhar registered a landslide victory in the contest against the opposition candidate Margaret Alva. A total of 725 votes were cast in the Vice Presidential election, out of which 710 votes were considered valid while 15 votes were declared invalid. Jagdeep Dhankhar got 528 votes, Margaret Alva could get only 182 votes. Thus Dhankhar defeated Margaret Alva by a huge margin.background of such dhankharJagdeep Dhankhar originally comes from a farmer family from Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan. Father Gokul Chandra Dhankhar was a farmer. He has nearly 30 years of experience in politics. He entered active politics in 1989. Dhankhar is also a lawyer by profession. After studying law, he started practicing law and in 1990 he became a senior advocate in the Rajasthan High Court. He practiced law from the High Court to the Supreme Court of the country. Dhankhar country is counted among the well-known lawyers of the country.For the first time he was elected MP from Jhunjhunu on Janata Dal ticket. He has also got the responsibility of a Union Minister in the Chandra Shekhar government in 1990. He was also the Dhankhar MLA from 1993 to 98. The Government of India appointed him as the Governor of West Bengal on 20 July 2019. He resigned from the post of Governor after he was declared the NDA candidate for the Vice Presidential election.