- Jagdeep Dhankhar’s victory in the Vice Presidential election
- Defeated Margaret Alva by securing 528 votes
- Alva raised questions only on her allies
VP Election Results: In the Vice Presidential election, National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar won 528 votes defeating joint opposition candidate Margaret Alva. Officials said Alva got only 182 votes. A total of 725 MPs voted in this election, out of which 710 votes were found valid and 15 ballots were found invalid. Dhankhar will now replace M Venkaiah Naidu as the new Vice President of the country. After Dhankhar’s victory, the joint opposition candidate Margaret Alva congratulated him. He wrote that this election was an opportunity for the opposition to work together, forget the past and restore confidence.
Margaret Alva raised questions on ‘love’
In the Vice Presidential election, the opposition’s joint candidate Margaret Alva got only 182 votes. After the victory of NDA candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar, Alva tweeted and congratulated him. Margaret Alva wrote, “Congratulations Dhankhar on being elected Vice President! I would like to thank all the opposition leaders and MPs from all parties who voted for me in this election. Also thank all the volunteers for their work during our short but intense campaign. Thanks for the selfless service too.
In her next tweet, Alva questioned her own and wrote, “This election was an opportunity for the opposition to work together, leave the past behind and build trust between each other. Unfortunately some opposition parties have taken the idea of a united opposition. They chose to support the BJP, directly or indirectly, in an attempt to discredit the BJP. I believe that by doing so these parties and their leaders have damaged their reputation.” Alva further wrote, “This election is over. The fight to protect our Constitution, strengthen our democracy and restore the dignity of Parliament will continue.”
Dhankhar became the new Vice President of the country after defeating Alva
In the Vice Presidential election, NDA’s candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar defeated the joint opposition candidate Margaret Alva by securing 528 votes. Officials said that Alva got only 182 votes. A total of 725 MPs voted, out of which 710 votes were found valid, 15 ballots were found invalid. Around 93 per cent of the MPs, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Congress President Sonia Gandhi, cast their vote, while more than 50 MPs did not exercise their franchise.
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