Vice President Election 2022: Elections will be held today for the post of Vice President of the country. The results of the elections will also be declared by the evening. NDA’s candidate in the Vice Presidential election is former Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar. At the same time, the opposition has nominated Congress leader Margaret Alva as its candidate. The term of the current Vice President Venkaiah Naidu is ending on August 10. This time, what are the equations being made regarding the election, who has the upper hand, know the big things related to the Vice Presidential election-
- Voting will be held in Parliament House from 10 am to 5 pm. Soon after this the votes will be counted and by late evening the name of the new Vice President of the country will be announced by the Returning Officer. The new Vice President will take oath on August 11.
- The election will be held according to the system of proportional representation by means of the single transferable vote and the election will be by secret ballot. In this system, the elector has to mark the preferences against the names of the candidates. There is no concept of open voting in this election and it is strictly prohibited to show ballot papers to anyone under any circumstances in the election of President and Vice President.
- All the members of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha are included in the electoral college for the Vice Presidential election. Nominated members are also eligible to vote in this. The current strength of parliament is 788, requiring more than 390 votes to win.
- BJP has a total of 303 in the Lok Sabha, MP Sanjay Dhotre will not be able to come due to ill health. In this way, NDA has a total of 336 members in the Lok Sabha. At the same time, BJP has 91 (including 4 nominated) members in Rajya Sabha and NDA has a total of 109 members. In such a situation, now the NDA has a total of 445 members in both the houses.
- NDA candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar has got the support of YSRCP, BSP, TDP, BJD, AIADMK, opposition parties of Shiv Sena etc. According to electoral college arithmetic, Dhankhar has two-thirds of the votes in favor. In terms of statistics, Dhankhar’s victory seems certain.
- Jagdeep Dhankhar is expected to get close to 515 votes. On the other hand, considering the support of the parties that Alva has got so far, it is being estimated that she can get close to 200 votes.
- Differences have also surfaced among opposition parties over the Vice Presidential election as West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress announced to abstain from the voting process, citing attempts to not reach a consensus before the announcement of Alva’s name. Is.
- Jagdeep Dhankhar is 71 years old and he belongs to the influential Jat community of Rajasthan. His background has been socialist. He was the Governor of West Bengal before being made a candidate for the Vice Presidential election.
- If Dhankhar is elected as the Vice-President, then it will be a coincidence that the Speaker of the Lok Sabha and the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha will be from the same state. At present Om Birla is the Speaker of the Lok Sabha and he represents the Kota parliamentary constituency of Rajasthan. The Vice President is also the ex-officio Chairman of the Rajya Sabha.
- Margaret Alva is a senior Congress leader and she has also served as the Governor of Rajasthan. Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) have announced their support for Alva. All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) has also supported Alva.
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