2022 Indian vice presidential election

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2022 Indian Vice Presidential election

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Nominee Jagdeep Dhankhar Margaret Alva
Alliance NDA UPA
Home state Rajasthan Karnataka
Electoral vote 528 182
Percentage 74.37% 25.63%

Vice President before election

Venkaiah Naidu

Elected Vice President

Jagdeep Dhankhar
Bharatiya Janata Party

An election for Vice-President of India was held on 6 August 2022. The announcement was made by the Election Commission of India. Article 56(1) of the Constitution of India provides that the Vice President of India shall remain in office for a period of five years and held on 6 August 2022. The winner of this election is Jagdeep Dhankhar who replaced Venkaiah Naidu as Vice President of India.

On 16 July 2022, Jagdeep Dhankhar the then serving Governor of West Bengal was nominated as a vice-presidential candidate by the BJP. On 17 July 2022, Margaret Alva was announced as the vice-presidential candidate by the United Progressive Alliance and some non-UPA Parties. Hence, Jagdeep Dhankhar won the election by 528 votes defeating the United Opposition candidate Margaret Alva.

Candidates[change | change source]

Name Born Alliance Positions held Home state Date announced Ref

Jagdeep Dhankhar
(1951-05-18) 18 May 1951 (age 73)
Kithana, Rajasthan
National Democratic Alliance Rajasthan 16 July 2022 [1]

Margaret Alva
(1942-04-14) 14 April 1942 (age 82)
Mangaluru, Karnataka
United Progressive Alliance Karnataka 17 July 2022 [2]

Results[change | change source]

e • d 
Party (Coalition) Electoral Votes
% of Votes
Jagdeep Dhankhar BJP (NDA) 528 74.37%
Margaret Alva INC (UO) 182 25.63%
Valid Votes 710
Invalid Votes 15
Turnout 725
Abstentions 55
Electors 780

References[change | change source]

  1. "BJP names Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar as NDA candidate for Vice President". Hindustan Times. 2022-07-16. Retrieved 2022-07-16.
  2. "Former Union Minister Margaret Alva is Opposition's vice presidential pick". India Today. Retrieved 17 July 2022.