Jagdeep Dhankhar

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Jagdeep Dhankhar
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Official portrait, 2022
14th Vice President of India
Assumed office
11 August 2022
PresidentDroupadi Murmu
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byVenkaiah Naidu
28th Governor of West Bengal
In office
30 July 2019[1] – 18 July 2022
Chief MinisterMamata Banerjee
Preceded byKeshari Nath Tripathi
Succeeded byLa. Ganesan (additional charge)
Minister of State, Government of India
In office
1990-91
Prime MinisterChandra Shekhar
MinisterSatya Prakash Malaviya
MoS ofParliamentary Affairs
Member of Rajasthan Legislative Assembly
In office
1993 - 1998
ConstituencyKishangarh, Rajasthan
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
1989 - 1991
Preceded byMohd. Ayub Khan
Succeeded byMohd. Ayub Khan
ConstituencyJhunjhunu
Personal details
Born (1951-05-18) 18 May 1951 (age 71)[2]
Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)Sudesh Dhankhar
Children1
Alma materUniversity of Rajasthan
OccupationPolitician
Profession
Websiterajbhavankolkata.nic.in

Jagdeep Dhankhar (born 18 May 1951) is an Indian politician, who is the 14th Vice President of India since 2022. He served as the Governor of West Bengal. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He served as the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs in the Chandra Shekhar ministry.

In July 2022, the National Democratic Alliance announced Dhankhar as its vice presidential nominee for the 2022 election and he won the election eventually.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Jagdeep Dhankar To Be Sworn In As New West Bengal Governor On July 30". NDTV. July 26, 2019. Archived from the original on 26 July 2019. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  2. "Jagdeep Dhankhar takes oath as West Bengal Governor". Outlook. 30 July 2019. Archived from the original on 13 January 2020. Retrieved 13 January 2020.
  3. "Jagdeep Dhankhar, West Bengal Governor, is NDA's Vice President candidate". The Indian Express. 2022-07-16. Retrieved 2022-07-16.