Vice-President Election 2022: Around 93 per cent of MPs vote in ballot

Vice-President Election 2022: Around 93 per cent of MPs vote in ballot

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New
Delhi,
Aug
06:

Around
93
per
cent
polling
was
recorded
in
the
vice
presidential
election
on
Saturday,
with
extra
than
50
MPs
not
exercising
their
franchise.
Officers
stated
of
the
complete
780
MPs,
as
many
as
725
MPs
voted
until
5
pm
when
the
polling
concluded.

Vice-President Election 2022: Around 93 per cent of MPs vote in poll

Prime
Minister
Narendra
Modi
and
his
predecessor
Manmohan
Singh
solid
their
ballots
early
in
the
day,
whereas
opposition
leaders
Sonia
Gandhi
and
Rahul
Gandhi
voted
a
little
after
midday,
the
officers
stated.
The
Trinamool
Congress,
which
has
39
MPs,
together with
23
in
Lok
Sabha,
has
already
introduced
its
determination
to
abstain
from
the
election.

Nonetheless,
two
of
its
MPs

Sisir
Kumar
Adhikari
and
Dibyendu
Adhikari

broke
ranks
and
solid
their
ballots.
Polling
to
elect
the
subsequent
Vice
President
of
India
started
at
10
am,
with
Modi
being
amongst
the
first
ones
to
vote.

Former
Prime
Minister
Manmohan
Singh
arrived
in
a
wheelchair
and
wanted
help
to
stand
up
and
vote.
CPM
MP
John
Brittas
was
amongst
these
who
helped
the
veteran
chief
in
exercising
his
franchise.

The
two-term
former
prime
minister
greeted
these
current
with
folded
arms.
House
Minister
Amit
Shah,
Defence
Minister
Rajnath
Singh,
BJP
president
J
P
Nadda,
Training
Minister
Dharmendra
Pradhan,
and
Commerce
Minister
and
Chief
of
Home
in
Rajya
Sabha
Piyush
Goyal
had been
amongst
the
leaders
who
turned
up
early
at
the
Parliament
Home.

Congress
MP
Abhishek
Singhvi,
who
has
contracted
COVID-19,
voted
carrying
a
PPE
package.
“Glad
that
I
may
carry out
my
duties
as
a
third
time period
parliamentarian
in
the
#VP
elections,
even
if
in
extraterrestrial
apparel!”
he
tweeted.
Whereas
two
BJP
MPs

Sunny
Deol
and
Sanjay
Dhotre

did
not
vote,
amongst
the
outstanding
opposition
MPs
who
had been
absent
throughout
voting
included
Mulayam
Singh
Yadav
and
Shafiqur
Rahman
Barq
(each
Samajwadi
Get together).

The
counting
of
votes
will
start
at
6
pm.
With
the
ruling
BJP
having
an
absolute
majority
in
the
Lok
Sabha
and
91
members
in
the
Rajya
Sabha,
Dhankhar
has
a
clear
edge
over
his
rival.
He
is
possible
to
succeed
incumbent
M
Venkaiah
Naidu,
whose
tenure
ends
on
August
10.

All
MPs
of
the
Lok
Sabha
and
the
Rajya
Sabha,
together with
nominated
members,
are
entitled
to
vote
in
the
vice
presidential
election.
The
two
Homes
of
Parliament
collectively
have
a
sanctioned
power
of
788
MPs,
of
which
there
are
eight
vacancies
in
the
Higher
Home.

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