New Delhi, Aug 06: Congress president Sonia Gandhi and former president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday congratulated Jagdeep Dhankhar after he was elected because the 14th vice chairman of India.
Dhankhar, 71, will take oath as the subsequent vice chairman on August 11, a day after incumbent M Venkaiah Naidu’s tenure ends.
“Congratulations and greatest needs to Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar on his being elected Vice President of India,” SoniaGandhi mentioned in a message.
Rahul Gandhi additionally congratulated him. “Congratulations to Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar ji on being elected because the 14th Vice President of India,” he mentioned on Twitter.
NDA candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar was elected because the 14th Vice President of India on Saturday as he defeated joint Opposition candidate Margaret Alva. Dhankhar, a former governor of West Bengal, secured 528 votes whereas 80-year-old Alva obtained 182.
Quickly after the announcement of the consequence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Dhankhar and congratulated him. Dhankhar, 71, will succeed M Venkaiah Naidu whose tenure ends on August 10. As many as 725 MPs solid their ballots within the ballot, which is 92.94 per cent of complete votes, an official mentioned, including 15 votes had been declared invalid.
Story first printed: Saturday, August 6, 2022, 21:38 [IST]