Former Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar is India’s 14th Vice President


Former West Bengal governor and Nationwide Democratic Alliance’s (NDA) candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar grew to become the brand new Vice President of India.

File photo of former West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar. (PTI)

File picture of former West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar. (PTI)

Former West Bengal governor and Nationwide Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar swept the vote financial institution and coasted to victory to turn into the 14th Vice President of India on Saturday.

The Bharatiya Janata Get together (BJP) had a transparent majority within the electoral faculty comprising MPs of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. Jagdeep Dhankhar witnessed a cushty win in opposition to joint opposition candidate Margaret Alva.

The electoral faculty within the vice presidential ballot includes 788 members of each Homes of Parliament.


Jagdeep Dhankhar was born in an agrarian family in a distant village in Rajasthan’s Jhunjhunu district. After ending his education at Sainik College, Chittorgarh, he did commencement in Physics after which pursued an LLB from the College of Rajasthan.

He grew to become one of many main attorneys in Rajasthan and practiced in each the Rajasthan Excessive Court docket and the Supreme Court docket. He additionally headed the Rajasthan Excessive Court docket Bar Affiliation.

He forayed into politics in 1989 and was elected to Lok Sabha from Rajasthan’s Jhunjhunu the identical yr. He served as a minister of state for Parliamentary Affairs within the Janata Dal authorities led by Chandra Shekhar.

Jagdeep Dhankar went on to turn into the Governor of West Bengal. He’s married to Sudesh Dhankhar.

Jagdeep Dhankar belongs to the Jat group, a politically essential caste that influences votes in various north Indian states.

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