The new Vice President of the nation is Jagdeep Dhankhar. The former Governor of Bengal defeated his opponent Margaret Alva by an enormous margin. 371 votes are wanted to develop into vice chairman. Former West Bengal Governor Dhankhar obtained 528 votes. 70 % of the overall votes. In phrases of votes, he trailed outgoing Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.
780 MPs are presupposed to vote within the vice presidential election. 543 members of Lok Sabha and 245 members of Rajya Sabha. Eight seats are presently vacant within the Rajya Sabha. 34 Trinamool MPs abstained. Sisir and Dibyendu Adhikari forged their votes, ignoring the occasion’s ban. An estimated 725 MPs determined the destiny of Jagdeep Dhankhar and Margaret Alva on Saturday.
The variety of MPs from NDA is 441. Among them, BJP MP quantity is 394. Five nominated MPs have additionally expressed assist for Dhankhar. The Congress, MK Stalin’s DMK, Lalu Prasad Yadav’s Rashtriya Janata Dal, Sharad Pawar’s Nationalist Congress Party, Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party and the Left events supported opposition candidate Margaret Alva. Nine MLAs from Shiv Sena’s Uddhav Thackeray faction are additionally supporting Margaret. She has 200 votes from opposition MPs.