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Vice-Presidential elections 2022 live updates: Some oppn parties backed BJP, damaged credibility, says Margaret Alva after losing
THE TIMES OF INDIA | Aug 06, 2022, 22:21:43 IST

Vice-Presidential elections 2022 live updates: Some oppn parties backed BJP, damaged credibility, says Margaret Alva after losing

NDA candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar has defeated Opposition pick Margaret Alva and to become the new Vice President of India. As per the Returning Officer, Dhankhar secured 528 votes against Alva's 182. Members of Parliament of both houses voted today to elect the next Vice President of India. Stay with TOI for live updates-Read Less

22:21 (IST) Aug 06

I am happy that a farmer's son has become the Vice-President. He has served successfully as a (BJP) worker. Even as the Governor of West Bengal, he had fulfilled his responsibilities.

Rajnath Singh, Union defence minister

21:39 (IST) Aug 06

I am confident Dhankhar will be an outstanding Vice President. Our nation will gain tremendously from his intellect and wisdom.

Narendra Modi, Prime Minister

21:38 (IST) Aug 06

Congratulations to Jagdeep Dhankhar on being elected India's Vice President with resounding support across party lines: PM Modi

21:37 (IST) Aug 06

We are proud to be having a Kisan Putra as Vice President: PM Modi

21:35 (IST) Aug 06

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with newly elected Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar

21:20 (IST) Aug 06

Union home minister Amit Shah and defence minister Rajnath Singh visited the residence of Jagdeep Dhankhar in Delhi.

21:04 (IST) Aug 06

Jagdeep Dhankar has won the vice-presidential election with a large majority. On the other hand, Margaret Alva got merely 182 votes. I congratulate him. He comes from a farming background. He will help address the farmers' woes.

Manohar Lal Khattar, Haryana CM

20:55 (IST) Aug 06

Dhankhar second leader from Rajasthan to get elected vice-president

agdeep Dhankhar is the second leader from Rajasthan after Bhairon Singh Shekhawat to get elected the vice-president of India. With the election of Dhankhar, a Jat leader who belongs to Jhunjhunu district, now both the lower and upper houses of Parliament will be presided over by leaders from Rajasthan. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla is also from Rajasthan. He represents Kota-Bundi parliamentary constituency of the state.

20:54 (IST) Aug 06

Rahul Gandhi's tweet after Dhankar's election

20:51 (IST) Aug 06

Outgoing Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu congratulates Dhankar, says the nation will benefit from his experience, legal expertise.

20:26 (IST) Aug 06

Alva's reaction after losing election

This election was opportunity for Opposition to work together, to leave past behind, build trust, Margaret Alva after losing the VP election.

20:20 (IST) Aug 06

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Jagdeep Dhankhar to congratulate him on his election as the Vice President.

20:19 (IST) Aug 06

Margaret Alva concedes defeat, congratulates Jagdeep Dhankhar for winning Vice Presidential poll.

20:18 (IST) Aug 06

"Dhankar's long public life, wide experience to benefit nation'

Defence minister Rajnath Singh congratulates Jagdeep Dhankhar on winning Vice Presidential polls; tweets "His long public life, wide experience & deep understanding of people’s issues will certainly benefit the nation. I'm confident that he'll make an exceptional VP & RS Chairman."

20:17 (IST) Aug 06

In his tweet, Union minister Amit Shah said that "the Upper House will definitely benefit from his [Dhankar's] experience and close understanding of ground issues."

20:16 (IST) Aug 06

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on his way to meet and congratulate Jagdeep Dhankhar after his victory in the election.

20:11 (IST) Aug 06

Union home minister Amit Shah congratulates the new Vice-President

20:10 (IST) Aug 06

Dhankar wins by a margin of 346 votes

"NDA candidate Jagdeep Dhankar won by 346 votes as he bagged 528 of the total 725 votes that were cast. While 15 were termed invalid, Opposition candidate Margret Alva received 182 votes in the election," Lok Sabha General Secretary Utpal K Singh said.

20:08 (IST) Aug 06

Out of 780 electors comprising elected and nominated members of the Rajya Sabha and elected members of the Lok Sabha, 725 electors cast their votes. Total voter turnout is 92.94%.

Utpal Kumar Singh, Lok Sabha Secretary-General

20:06 (IST) Aug 06

Dhankar secures over 500 votes

"NDA's vice-presidential nominee Jagdeep Dhankhar secures 528 votes against Opposition candidate Margaret Alva's 182," the Returning Officer said.

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