Dhankhar was declared elected as the Vice President on Saturday after he bagged 528 votes against his rival candidate Margaret Alva's 182.
Watch: Jagdeep Dhankhar took oath as the 14th Vice President of India. The oath of office was administered to Jagdeep Dhankar by President Draupadi Murmu.
In terms of numbers, NDA candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar is most likely to win, but on the lines of the Presidential election, the BJP is working on a strategy to get more and more MPs' votes so its candidate can win with a big margin.
Polling to elect the next Vice President of India is underway on Saturday and Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the first to cast his vote in the Parliament House.
Election for the Vice President scheduled to take place on Saturday will witness a fight between NDA nominee Jagdeep Dhankhar and Opposition candidate Margaret Alva.
Supporting Draupadi Murmu was understandable. But, why is BJD supporting vice-president nominee Jagdeep Dhankhar?
Dhankhar is scheduled to file his nomination on Monday as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Chief J.P. Nadda announced the name of Dhankhar as the NDA Vice-Presidential candidate after the Parliamentary Board meeting at party headquarters on Saturday.
Born in an agrarian household at a remote village in Rajasthan's Jhunjhunu district, Dhankhar worked tirelessly to become a successful professional before entering public life.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee told in a press conference that she has blocked Dhankhar's twitter account making is clear that the ruling party will not leave any stones unturned in their battle against the Governor.
Taking a dig at the media, Dhankhar said, "I was surprised to see the media in a shyness mode. Why no questions have been asked about the people who have been charge-sheeted. I have come to know about the pathetic state of affairs of the media,"
"What did the chief minister write to me? That I shall have to follow the recommendations of the state. This will bring the post of the governor under the grip of the administration," Dhankar said.
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday evening wrote to Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar saying it the governor’s obligation to support the state government to maintain peace and not aggravate the situation through his provocations. Banerjee expressed her sadness over his taking to the Twitter frequently to criticise of her government and urged the […]
Kolkata: On the warpath with West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, students of Jadavpur University on Thursday “rusticated” him as the chancellor over his stand on a host of issues, including the contentious Citizenship Act. In an “open letter” that addressed Dhankhar as ‘Ex- Chancellor’, two students’ bodies–Arts Faculty Students Union (AFSU) and Faculty of Engineering […]
Kolkata: Expressing concern over the attack on BJP president JP Nadda’s convoy, when it was on its way to Diamond Harbour on Thursday, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar accused the state administration of failing to act in spite of his alerting the chief secretary and the director general of police. The governor tweeted that he […]