Jagdeep Dhankhar sworn-in as 14th Vice President of India
Jagdeep Dhankhar sworn-in as 14th Vice President of India on Thursday. Full story on Dynamite News:
New Delhi: Former West Bengal Governor and National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar on Thursday took oath as the next Vice President of India' on Thursday at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Dhankhar was elected as the Vice President on August 6. He defeated the Opposition's Margaret Alva to emerge as a winner.
On August 7, Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar and Election Commissioner Anup Chandra Pandey jointly signed the 'Certification of the Election of Jagdeep Dhankar as the next Vice President of India’.
The BJP-led NDA candidate won the election comfortably with 528 votes against Alva's 182. The Vice President is also the ex-officio Chairman of the Rajya Sabha.
Dhankhar secured 74.36 per cent. He has the highest winning margin in the last six vice presidential elections held since 1997. (with ANI inputs)