Former West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar is expected to contest the elections with the backing of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance, while the opposition’s Margaret Alva, who served as governor of Rajasthan, is expected to be far behind .
Vice Presidential Elections 2022 Latest Updates:
Voting to elect India’s next vice president ended at 5 p.m. The counting of the votes began with the proclamation of the result today.
Out of a total of 780 deputies, the PTI indicated that no less than 725 deputies had voted at the end of the ballot. With more than 50 deputies not exercising their right to vote, the voting percentage was 93%.
Voting began at 10 a.m. with Prime Minister Narendra Modi among the first to vote. Rahul Gandhi followed by several Congress MPs also voted.
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in a wheelchair and needed help getting up and voting. CPM MP John Brittas was among those who helped the veteran leader exercise his candor.
Interior Minister Amit Shah and Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan were among the leaders who showed up early in parliament. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP Chairman JP Nadda and Commerce Minister and House Leader in Rajya Sabha Piyush Goyal arrived together to vote.
Rajya Sabha Vice President Harivansh Singh also voted for the election. External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar remained one of the last ministers to vote.
Here are the latest updates on the vice presidential polls:
The counting process begins for the election of the vice-president.
Voting for the Vice President Ballot is complete.
Union External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar votes.
Over 93% of the votes were cast by 3 p.m.
Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju votes for the Vice Presidential election.
Akali Dal leader Sukhbir Singh Badal said his party supported NDA candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar.
Chairman of the Lok Sabha and Member of Parliament for Kota – Om Birla votes.
Several Congress leaders, including Shashi Tharoor, Jairam Ramesh, Mallikarjun Kharge and Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, arrived together to vote.
delhi | Congress MPs Shashi Tharoor, Jairam Ramesh, Mallikarjun Kharge, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and K Suresh voted for the vice presidential election. pic.twitter.com/IqzkaGo9e4
— ANI (@ANI) August 6, 2022
Congressman Rahul Gandhi votes.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also voted in parliament.
Bollywood actress and BJP MP Hema Malini casts her ballot for the vice presidential election. Union Ministers Hardeep Singh Puri, Narayan Rane and Sarbananda Sonowal arrived together.
Union ministers Hardeep Singh Puri, Narayan Rane and Sarbananda Sonowal voted for the vice-presidential election in Delhi’s parliament. pic.twitter.com/Snm2v3YVWN
— ANI (@ANI) August 6, 2022
First post: STI