Vice Presidential Election 2022 Jagdeep Thankar Margaret Alva Candidate – Vice Presidential Election: Voting Today, Thankar and Alva face off
Voting for the vice presidential election will take place on Saturday. In this election, Jagadeep Thangar is contesting on behalf of the National Democratic Alliance and Margaret Alva is contesting on behalf of the opposition parties. The counting of votes will be done today and the results will be announced in the evening.
Voting will be held from 10 am to 5 pm. Jagdeep Dhangar is expected to get 70 percent votes in this election. M. Venkaiah Naidu defeated opposition candidate Gopal Krishna Gandhi as the NDA candidate in the 2017 Vice Presidential Election. The Vice President is also the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha.
Then the resistance split
Like the presidential election, the vice-presidential election also saw a sharp division among the opposition parties. If the main opposition political party Trinamool Congress decides to abstain, Biju Janata Dal in Odisha, YSR Congress in Andhra, Bahujan Samaj Party, Telugu Desam Party, Akali Dal and Shiv Sena’s Eknath Shinde are in power. The division extended its support to Jagdeep Dhankar. Opposition candidate Alva has been supported by several parties including Congress, NCP, RJD, SP, Aam Aadmi Party, TRS, AIMIM, Left parties, Shiv Sena’s Uddhav wing and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha.
245 Rajya Sabha MPs and 543 Lok Sabha MPs are voting in the Vice Presidential election. 8 seats are vacant in the Rajya Sabha and 36 Trinamool Congress MPs abstained, making a total of 744 MPs eligible to vote in the vice-presidential election.
The BJP has 394 MPs in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, while the NDA has secured 510 votes, including the total votes of the opposition parties. So he is definitely ahead in this election. The opposition has 200 votes.
Will there be cross voting?
17 MPs had cross-voted in the presidential election. It remains to be seen whether there will be a cross-poll in the vice-presidential election. NDA candidate Draupadi Murmu won the presidential election with a huge margin.
A total of 748 MPs voted in the presidential election, of which Draupadi Murmu secured 540 votes and opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha secured 208 votes.
The swearing-in ceremony of the new Vice President will take place on August 11. The current Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu’s tenure ends on August 10.
Who is Jagdeep Thankar?
Born in 1951 in Kitana village in Rajasthan’s Jhunjhunu district, Jagdeep Dhankar hails from the influential Jat fraternity. Apart from Rajasthan, the Jat community has a significant population in western Uttar Pradesh, HACHIana and the suburbs of Delhi. Sikh Jats are powerful in Punjab. It is believed that BJP has fielded Jagdeep Dhankar to woo the Jat voters. A lawyer by profession, Jagdeep Dhankar has been providing legal advice and assistance to the BJP, RSS and its affiliates.
Jagdeep Dhankar entered politics in 1989. From 1989 to 1991, Thankar was an MP from Jhunjhunu constituency in Rajasthan on behalf of Janata Dal and became a minister in the Union government in 1990. Dhankar, President of the Rajasthan High Court Bar Association and has long practiced in the Supreme Court. He was also the MLA from Kishankar assembly constituency from 1993 to 1998.
Who is Alva?
Margaret Alva, the candidate of some opposition parties, has been the Deputy Speaker of the Rajya Sabha and one of the senior Congress leaders.
Alva did a lot of work for the Congress in Karnataka and was elected as the convener of the Karnataka Mahila Congress in 1972. Alva began his parliamentACHI career in 1974 when he was first elected to the Rajya Sabha. Alva became a Lok Sabha MP in 1999.
Alva has been a well-known lawyer, social worker and politician as well as a trade union leader. He has been a Rajya Sabha MP for four terms and a Lok Sabha MP for one term. Alva served as Joint Minister in the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in the Union Government from 1984 to 1985. In 1991 B.V. He was also a minister in the Narasimha Rao government. She has also been the National Convener of the Congress Mahila Morcha and an advocate for women’s presidential rights. Her mother-in-law and mother-in-law were freedom fighters.
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Charged with selling tickets
Alva’s ties with the Congress central leadership soured in 2008 when he accused him of selling the Karnataka Congress ticket. He alleged that instead of selecting candidates based on merit, election tickets were sold to the highest bidders. Subsequently, action was taken against him and he was removed from the party posts. However, after this he was the governor of Rajasthan, Gujarat and Goa and stayed away from active politics for the last few years. His son Nivedit Alva is active in Uttara Kannada politics.