Vice Presidential Elections 2022 Polling Updates: NDA candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar was elected as the 14th Vice President of India on Saturday. Dhankhar defeated joint Opposition candidate Margaret Alva. Dhankhar, who is a former governor of West Bengal, secured 528 votes while 80-year-old Alva got 182.The numbers were stacked in favour of Dhankhar as the ruling BJP enjoys an absolute majority in Lok Sabha and has 91 members in Rajya Sabha.
Lawmakers voted today at the Parliament House in New Delhi to elect the next Vice-President of India. The elections were held as incumbent M Venkaiah Naidu’s tenure as V-P ends on August 10. The voting began at 10 am and the process ended at 5 pm.
(With Inputs from Agencies)
Vice Presidential Elections 2022 Polling Live Updates
The election underway is to select the 16th Vice-President of India via the electoral college. This consists of 233 lawmakers of the Upper House, which are elected to the Rajya Sabha, 12 that are nominated along with 543 Parliamentarians from the Lower House. The total comes to 788.
The voting is underway at Parliament House. After PM Modi, several ministers and MPs were seen casting their votes. Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Congress working president Sonia Gandhi were seen voting at Parliament House.
As the voting begins in Parliament House, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among the early voters who cast their ballots today.
The voting for the Vice-Presidential elections has begun.