2022 Indian vice presidential election
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|
18 May 1951|
|National Democratic Alliance||
||Rajasthan||16 July 2022|||
14 April 1942|
|United Progressive Alliance||
||Karnataka||17 July 2022|||
Results[change | change source]
||Party (Coalition)||Electoral Votes
||% of Votes|
|Jagdeep Dhankhar||BJP (NDA)||528||74.37%|
|Margaret Alva||INC (UO)||182||25.63%|
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "BJP names Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar as NDA candidate for Vice President". Hindustan Times. 2022-07-16. Retrieved 2022-07-16.
- ↑ "Former Union Minister Margaret Alva is Opposition's vice presidential pick". India Today. Retrieved 17 July 2022.