National Politics

Vice Presdential Election’s To Be Held Today

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Jagdeep Dhankhar — best known for his role as the former Governor of Bengal — can expect 527 votes, far higher than the 372 required to win.

New Delhi: Today’s elections to determine India’s next vice president will take place, and NDA candidate Jagdeep Dhankar is predicted to win with just BJP support. Margaret Alva of the opposition seemed to be running a very long way behind.

Today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Parliament House will host the vice presidential elections; the results will probably be announced later in the evening.

Jagdeep Dhankhar, who is most known for serving as Bengal’s former governor, can expect 527 votes, significantly more than the 372 needed to win. It may account for 70% of all votes cast, which is 2% more than M. Venkaiah Naidu received.

Voters will give Margaret Alva 26% of the vote (around 200). Congress, the DMK of M.K. Stalin, the Rashtriya Janata Dal of Lalu Yadav, the Nationalist Congress Party of Sharad Pawar, the Samajwadi Party of Akhilesh Yadav, and the Left parties all support her.

Additionally, Ms. Alva is supported by the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, Telangana Rashtra Samithi, Aam Aadmi Party, and the nine MPs from the Shiv Sena’s Uddhav Thackeray group.

Gopalkrishna Gandhi, the opposition candidate, received 32% of the vote in the previous election.

Mr. Dhankhar went to a meeting with BJP MPs on Friday in Delhi where a mock vote was held.

The voter must place their preferences next to the names of the candidates under the proportional representation by a single transferable vote system.

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