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Former Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar is India’s 14th Vice President


Former West Bengal governor and National Democratic Alliance’s (NDA) candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar grew to become the brand new Vice President of India.

File photo of former West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar. (PTI)

File photograph of former West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar. (PTI)

Former West Bengal governor and National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar swept the vote financial institution and coasted to victory to turn out to be the 14th Vice President of India on Saturday.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had a transparent majority within the electoral faculty comprising MPs of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. Jagdeep Dhankhar obtained 528 votes, defeating joint opposition candidate Margaret Alva, who received 182 votes. Fifteen votes have been declared invalid.

The electoral faculty within the vice presidential ballot contains 788 members of each Houses of Parliament.


Jagdeep Dhankhar was born in an agrarian family in a distant village in Rajasthan’s Jhunjhunu district. After ending his education at Sainik School, Chittorgarh, he did commencement in Physics after which pursued an LLB from the University of Rajasthan.

He grew to become one of many main attorneys in Rajasthan and practiced in each the Rajasthan High Court and the Supreme Court. He additionally headed the Rajasthan High Court Bar Association.

He forayed into politics in 1989 and was elected to Lok Sabha from Rajasthan’s Jhunjhunu the identical yr. He served as a minister of state for Parliamentary Affairs within the Janata Dal authorities led by Chandra Shekhar.

Jagdeep Dhankar went on to turn out to be the Governor of West Bengal. He is married to Sudesh Dhankhar.

Jagdeep Dhankar belongs to the Jat neighborhood, a politically necessary caste that influences votes in quite a few north Indian states.

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