- Voting for the post of Vice President will be held in Parliament tomorrow
- NDA candidate has more support
- Margaret Alva’s side weakens due to split in opposition
Vice-President Election: Voting will be held on Saturday for the post of the new Vice President of the country. Jagdeep Dhankhar is in the fray for NDA and the joint candidate of the opposition is Margaret Alva. There is no tough fight between the two as the contest looks absolutely one-sided given TMC’s stand and the atmosphere of split in the opposition i.e. the victory of former West Bengal Governor Dhankhar seems certain. Differences have also surfaced among opposition parties over the Vice Presidential election as West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress announced to abstain from the voting process, citing attempts to not reach a consensus before the announcement of Alva’s name. Is.
These parties in favor of Margaret
Eighty-year-old Alva is a senior Congress leader and has also served as the Governor of Rajasthan. The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) have announced their support for Alva. The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) has also supported Alva. Looking at the support of the parties that Alva has got so far, it is being estimated that he can get close to 200 votes.
A day before the polls, Alva said in a video message that parliamentarians would have to find ways to build trust between each other and restore broken dialogue if the functioning of Parliament is to be effective. Ultimately it is the MPs who determine the character of our Parliament. The time has come for all parties to come together to build trust between each other and restore the dignity of Parliament. Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge on Thursday hosted a dinner for MPs from all parties who supported Alva.
Dhankhar is getting their support
Dhankhar is 71 years old and belongs to the influential Jat community of Rajasthan. His background has been socialist. Janata Dal (JDU), YSR Congress, Bahujan Samaj Party, AIADMK and Shiv Sena have declared their support for Dhankhar and with their support the NDA candidate is expected to get close to 515 votes. Dhankhar met BJP MPs at his residence on Friday. These included Sushil Kumar Modi, Gautam Gambhir, Rajyavardhan Rathod, Rajendra Agarwal.
Voting will be held from 10 am to 5 pm
Voting will be held in Parliament House from 10 am to 5 pm. Soon after that the votes will be counted and by late evening the name of the new Vice President of the country will be announced by the Returning Officer. M Venkaiah Naidu’s term as Vice President ends on 10 August and the new Vice President will take oath on 11 August.
voting will be like this
All the members of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha are included in the electoral college for the Vice-President’s election. Nominated members are also eligible to vote in this. The current strength of the Parliament is 788, of which only BJP has 394 MPs. More than 390 votes are required to win. The election shall be held according to the system of proportional representation by means of the single transferable vote and the election shall be by secret ballot. In this system, the elector has to mark the preferences against the names of the candidates. There is no concept of open voting in this election and it is strictly prohibited to show ballot papers to anyone under any circumstances in the election of President and Vice President. The voting procedure laid down in the rules of the year 1974 provides that after marking the vote in the polling room, the voter has to fold the ballot paper and put it in the ballot box. Any violation of the voting procedure will result in the cancellation of the ballot paper by the Presiding Officer.
If Dhankhar wins the election, the speaker and the chairman will be from the same state.
If Dhankhar is elected Vice-President, it will be a coincidence that the Speaker of the Lok Sabha and the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha will be from the same state. Currently Om Birla is the Speaker of the Lok Sabha and he represents the Kota parliamentary constituency of Rajasthan. The Vice President is also the ex-officio Chairman of the Rajya Sabha.
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