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BSP Supremo Mayawati Announces Support For NDA’s Vice Presidential Candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar

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Mayawati further said, “In view of the larger public interest and its own movement, the BSP has decided to extend its support to Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar in the election for the post of Vice President, which I am also formally announcing today”.

Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati has announced her party’s support for NDA’s Vice-Presidential candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar.

“It is well known that due to the lack of consensus between the government and the opposition in the election for the post of the the President, the country’s highest post, the election for it was finally held. Now, due to the same situation, the election for the post of Vice-President is also going to be held on 6th August,” the BSP chief tweeted in Hindi.

Mayawati further said, “In view of the larger public interest and its own movement, the BSP has decided to extend its support to Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar in the election for the post of Vice President, which I am also formally announcing today”.

“In view of the larger public interest and its own movement, the BSP has decided to extend its support to Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar in the election for the post of Vice President, which I am also formally announcing today,” Ms. Mayawati added in another tweet.

The BJP lead  National Democratic Alliance NDA has announced Jagdeep Dhankhar as its vice-presidential candidate while opposition parties have announced Margaret Alva as their candidate.

Jagdeep Dhankhar, who is a lawyer by profession, entered into politics in 1989. He served as the governor of West Bengal in July 2019 and has made headlines since then over his tumultuous relations with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s government.

The Vice President of India, which is the second-highest constitutional post in the country, is elected through an electoral college consisting of members of the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha.

Earlier, Naveen Patnaik lead Biju Janta Dal (BJD) announced its support for NDA’s Vice Presidential candidate Jagdeep Dhankar in the upcoming polls.

The Trinamool Congress said that the party will abstain from voting in the upcoming Vice Presidential election.

 

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