Today the country will get a new Vice President and the threat of Tanger or Margaret Alva will be dispelled
Opposition parties have been divided over the vice-presidential election, with the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress withdrawing from the polls, citing attempts to reach a consensus before announcing Alva’s name.
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The new Vice President of the country (Vice President) Voting for the election will be held on Saturday. to compete National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidates Jagdeep Dhangar (Jagdeep Dhangar) and Margaret Alva, the joint candidate of opposition parties. Based on statistics former West Bengal Governor Dhankar seems certain to win. Opposition parties have been divided over the vice-presidential election, with the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress withdrawing from the polls, citing attempts to reach a consensus before announcing Alva’s name.
Eighty-year-old Alva is a senior Congress leader and has also served as the Governor of Rajasthan. Thankar, 71, hails from Rajasthan’s influential Jat community. His background was socialist. Polling will be held from 10 am to 5 pm in the Parliament complex. This will soon be followed by counting of votes and in the 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 August 10 and the new Vice President will be sworn in on August 11. All members of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha are included in the Electoral College for the Vice-Presidential election. Nominee members are also eligible to vote in it. The present strength of Parliament is 788, of which BJP has only 394 MPs. More than 390 votes are needed to win.
If you win Tangar, it’s a wonderful coincidence
If Dhankar is elected Deputy Speaker, it is a coincidence that the Speaker of the Lok Sabha and the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha are from the same state. Currently Om Birla is the Speaker of the Lok Sabha and he represents the Kota ParliamentACHI Constituency of Rajasthan. The Vice President is also the ex officio President of the Rajya Sabha.
Who will participate in the election?
MPs of both the Houses participate in it, just as all Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha MPs exercise their right to vote in the Presidential election. It is important to note that members of the Legislative Assembly do not participate in the election of the Vice President. At the same time, nominated MPs do not participate in presidential elections, while all nominated MPs participate in vice-presidential elections. A total of 788 votes can be cast during the Vice President election.