Jagdeep Dhankhar elected 16th Vice-President of India
New Delhi, August 6, 2022
Former West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar was elected as the 16th Vice-President of India on Saturday.
The Election Commission announced that Dhankhar -- the NDA nominee, emerged victorious in the Vice Presidential election in which he was pitted against the Opposition's candidate Margaret Alva.
As the term of incumbent Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu ends on August 10, the members of both houses of the Parliament on Saturday voted to elect the next Vice-President.
Utpal Kumar Singh, returning officer for the Vice-Presidential election, said that, of the total 780 electors, 725 voted today. Of them, 15 votes were found invalid.
As per the Election Commission, Dhankhar secured a total of 528 first preference votes, while Alva got 182 votes.