2022 Indian vice presidential election

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2022 Indian Vice Presidential election

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Turnout92.91%
  Governor of West Bengal Jagdeep Dhankhar with Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi (cropped).jpg The Speaker of the Lok Sabha, Shri Somnath Chatterjee addressing at the inauguration of the Orientation Programme for the media persons accredited to the press gallery of Lok Sabha, in New Delhi on July 28, 2006 (cropped).jpg
Nominee Jagdeep Dhankhar Margaret Alva
Party Bharatiya Janata Party Indian National Congress
Alliance National Democratic Alliance United Progressive Alliance
Home state Rajasthan Karnataka
Electoral vote 528 182
Percentage 74.37% 25.63%

Vice President before election

Venkaiah Naidu
Bharatiya Janata Party

Elected Vice President

Jagdeep Dhankhar
Bharatiya Janata Party

The elections to the next Vice-President of India will be held on 6 August 2022.The elections to the 14th 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
Governor of West Bengal Jagdeep Dhankhar with Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi (cropped).jpg
Jagdeep Dhankhar
(1951-05-18) 18 May 1951 (age 71)
Kithana, Rajasthan
National Democratic Alliance Rajasthan 16 July 2022 [1]
The Speaker of the Lok Sabha, Shri Somnath Chatterjee addressing at the inauguration of the Orientation Programme for the media persons accredited to the press gallery of Lok Sabha, in New Delhi on July 28, 2006 (cropped).jpg
Margaret Alva
(1942-04-14) 14 April 1942 (age 80)
Mangaluru, Karnataka
United Progressive Alliance Karnataka 17 July 2022 [2]

Results[change | change source]

e • d 
Candidate
Party (Coalition) Electoral Votes
% of Votes
Jagdeep Dhankhar BJP (NDA) 528 74.37%
Margaret Alva INC (UO) 182 25.63%
Total
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.