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Know your Vice President: ‘Kisan Putra’ Jagdeep Dhankhar was a physics graduate, leading lawyer


Dhankhar was declared elected as the Vice President of
Image Source : PTI Dhankhar was declared elected because the Vice President of India on Saturday after he bagged 528 votes towards his rival candidate Margaret Alva’s 182

India’s 14th Vice President declared: NDA’s candidate for the put up of Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar — the present West Bengal Governor, was declared the following VP of India after Dhankhar bagged 582 votes and defeated Opposition’s candidate Margaret Alva on Saturday. The subsequent VP has been in public life for over three a long time now, however he has been a profitable skilled earlier than he turned a public determine. 

Who is Jagdeep Dhankhar?

Born in an agrarian family in a distant village in Rajasthan’s Jhunjhunu district, Dhankhar labored tirelessly to grow to be a profitable skilled earlier than getting into public life. Referring to his agrarian background, whereas saying Dhankhar’s title as an NDA candidate for the put up of Vice President, BJP chief JP Nadda referred to as him ‘Kisan Putra’ (farmer’s son). He has been in public life for greater than three a long time and Dhankhar’s life story displays the spirit of latest India — overcoming innumerable social and financial hurdles and reaching one’s targets.

Dhankhar accomplished his education at Sainik School, Chittorgarh. After ending his commencement in Physics, he pursued LLB from the University of Rajasthan. Despite being a first-generation skilled, he turned one of many leading attorneys in Rajasthan. Dhankhar has practised in each Rajasthan High Court and Supreme Court. He was the youngest president of the Rajasthan High Court Bar Association.

He entered public life after getting elected as a Member of Parliament from Jhunjhunu within the 1989 Lok Sabha elections. Subsequently, he additionally served as a Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs in 1990.

In 1993, he was elected to the Rajasthan meeting from the Kishangarh constituency in Ajmer district. In July 2019, he was appointed because the Governor of West Bengal, the place he has labored onerous and made a mark as a People’s Governor, highlighting problems with public welfare.

14th Vice President of India

Dhankhar was declared elected because the Vice President of India on Saturday after he bagged 528 votes towards his rival candidate Margaret Alva’s 182. Dhankhar, 71, will succeed M Venkaiah Naidu who demits workplace on August 10. 

The returning officer of the vice presidential election mentioned of the whole 780 electors, 725 solid their ballots however 15 votes have been discovered to be invalid. 

The turnout was 92.94 per cent, he mentioned, including that a candidate wanted 356 votes to get elected. Of all of the legitimate votes, Dhankhar secured 74.36 per cent. He has the very best successful margin within the final six vice presidential elections held since 1997.

As many as 55 MPs didn’t vote within the vice presidential election held from 10 am to five pm on Saturday. The Trinamool Congress, which has a complete of 36 MPs, together with 23 in Lok Sabha, had abstained from the election. However, two of its MPs had solid their ballots. The numbers have been stacked in favour of Dhankhar because the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) enjoys an absolute majority in Lok Sabha and has a clear benefit in Rajya Sabha. 

(With IANS, PTI inputs)

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