Voting for Vice-Presidential election today; Jagdeep Dhankhar, Margaret Alva in fray
Voting for the Vice President of India will be held today as the tenure of M Venkaiah Naidu comes to an end on August 10. Full story on Dynamite News:
New Delhi: Voting for the Vice President of India will be held today as the tenure of M Venkaiah Naidu comes to an end on August 10.
National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) vice-presidential candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar and Opposition nominee Margaret Alva are the two contesting candidates for election to the Office of the vice President.
On July 18, Dhankhar filed his nomination papers before Returning Officer and Secretary General, Lok Sabha in the Parliament House.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, and BJP chief JP Nadda were present when Dhankar filed his nomination.
The vice president of India, which is the second-highest constitutional post in the country, is elected through an electoral college consisting of members of the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha. (with ANI inputs)