Jagdeep Dhankar Files Nomination for Vice Presidential Elections

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Published: July 18,2022 02:22 PM
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West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar filed the nomination papers on Monday for the Vice Presidential elections

July 18, 2022: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar filed the nomination papers on Monday for the Vice Presidential elections. He was accompanied by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, BJP National President JP Nadda and NDA MPs.



Dhankar is the NDA candidate for the second highest office of the country.



Former Union Minister and Congress veteran, Margaret Alva is the Opposition’s candidate for the office of VP.



The voting to elect India’s 16th Vice-President will be held on August 6 as the tenure of incumbent M Venkaiah Naidu ends on August 10. The results will be announced on the same date as the polling and the new Vice-President will be sworn in on August 11.



The last date of nomination is on July 19.



The Vice President is the ex-officio chairperson of the Rajya Sabha and is the second highest constitutional post in the country after the President.