VP Poll Result: PM Modi, Amit Shah, Rahul Gandhi & Others Wish Jagdeep Dhankhar On Victory

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday extended his wishes to NDA candidate Jagdeep Dhankar as he won the 14th Vice-President of India election. PM Modi also reached the residence of Jagdeep Dhankar for congratulating him on being elected as the country's Vice President, as reported by news agency ANI. In the results declared by the returning officer for the Vice Presidential election, he said NDA's vice-presidential nominee Jagdeep Dhankhar secured 528 votes over Opposition candidate Margaret Alva's 182, as reported by PTI. #WATCH | Delhi: PM Narendra Modi, BJP chief JP Nadda & Vice-President elect Jagdeep Dhankhar engage in a conversation, as PM Modi leaves from the residence of Dhankhar after congratulating him on being elected the Vice President of India pic.twitter.com/1DnEhvbh7S — ANI (@ANI) August 6, 2022 The 80-year-old Alva is a senior Congress leader and has served as Governor of Rajasthan and Uttarakhand, while the 71-year-old Dhankhar is a Jat leader from Rajasthan with a socialist background. Union Home Minister Amit Shah also congratulated and tweeted "the Upper House will definitely benefit from his experience & close understanding of the ground issues." मुझे विश्वास है कि उपराष्ट्रपति व राज्यसभा के सभापति के रूप में @jdhankhar1 जी संविधान के एक आदर्श संरक्षक सिद्ध होंगे। उन्हें इस जीत पर बधाई देता हूँ।साथ ही मोदी जी के नेतृत्व में NDA सहयोगियों, अन्य दलों व संसद सदस्यों का धनखड़ जी का समर्थन करने के लिए आभार व्यक्त करता हूँ। — Amit Shah (@AmitShah) August 6, 2022 Meanwhile, Margaret Alva, the joint candidate of the opposition, also extended her wishes to Dhankar saying, "Congratulations to Mr Dhankhar on being elected Vice President! I would like to thank all the leaders of the Opposition, and MPs from across parties who voted for me in this election. Also, all the volunteers for their selfless service during our short but intense campaign." Congratulations to Mr Dhankhar on being elected Vice President! I would like to thank all the leaders of the Opposition, and MPs from across parties who voted for me in this election. Also, all the volunteers for their selfless service during our short but intense campaign. — Margaret Alva (@alva_margaret) August 6, 2022 "This election is over. The battle for protecting our Constitution, strengthening our democracy & restoring the dignity of Parliament, will continue," she added. BJP minister Rajnath Singh also extended his wishes and said, "Congratulations to Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar on winning the Vice Presidential elections. His long public life, wide experience and deep understanding of people’s issues will certainly benefit the nation. I am confident that he will make an exceptional VP & Rajya Sabha Chairman." Congratulations to Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar on winning the Vice Presidential elections. His long public life, wide experience and deep understanding of people’s issues will certainly benefit the nation. I am confident that he will make an exceptional VP & Rajya Sabha Chairman. — Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) August 6, 2022 "Congratulations to Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar ji on being elected as the 14th Vice-President of India. Thank you to Smt Margaret Alva ji for representing the spirit of the joint Opposition with grace and dignity," wrote Rahul Gandhi. Congratulations to Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar ji on being elected as the 14th Vice-President of India.Thank you to Smt @alva_margaret ji for representing the spirit of the joint Opposition with grace and dignity. — Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 6, 2022 Outgoing Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu also congratulated Jagdeep Dhankhar, saying his vast experience and legal expertise will benefit the country. "Heartiest congratulations to Shri Jagdeep Dhankar ji on being elected as the 14th Vice President of India. The nation will greatly benefit from your vast experience and legal expertise. My best wishes for a successful and fruitful tenure," the Vice President Secretariat tweeted, quoting Naidu. Heartiest congratulations to Shri Jagdeep Dhankar ji on being elected as the fourteenth Vice President of India. The nation will greatly benefit from your vast experience and legal expertise. My best wishes for a successful and fruitful tenure. @jdhankhar1 — Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) August 6, 2022 Members of both Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha voted to elect the next Vice President of India on Saturday. In the election, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), led by the Bharatiya Janata Party, pitted former West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar against Opposition pick Margaret Alva. Polling began at 10 am at Sansad Bhawan and concluded at 5 pm. Jagdeep Dhankhar will take the oath of office on August 11, a day after the term of the incumbent Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu ends.

VP Poll Result: PM Modi, Amit Shah, Rahul Gandhi & Others Wish Jagdeep Dhankhar On Victory

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday extended his wishes to NDA candidate Jagdeep Dhankar as he won the 14th Vice-President of India election. PM Modi also reached the residence of Jagdeep Dhankar for congratulating him on being elected as the country's Vice President, as reported by news agency ANI. In the results declared by the returning officer for the Vice Presidential election, he said NDA's vice-presidential nominee Jagdeep Dhankhar secured 528 votes over Opposition candidate Margaret Alva's 182, as reported by PTI.

The 80-year-old Alva is a senior Congress leader and has served as Governor of Rajasthan and Uttarakhand, while the 71-year-old Dhankhar is a Jat leader from Rajasthan with a socialist background.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah also congratulated and tweeted "the Upper House will definitely benefit from his experience & close understanding of the ground issues."

Meanwhile, Margaret Alva, the joint candidate of the opposition, also extended her wishes to Dhankar saying, "Congratulations to Mr Dhankhar on being elected Vice President! I would like to thank all the leaders of the Opposition, and MPs from across parties who voted for me in this election. Also, all the volunteers for their selfless service during our short but intense campaign."

"This election is over. The battle for protecting our Constitution, strengthening our democracy & restoring the dignity of Parliament, will continue," she added.

BJP minister Rajnath Singh also extended his wishes and said, "Congratulations to Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar on winning the Vice Presidential elections. His long public life, wide experience and deep understanding of people’s issues will certainly benefit the nation. I am confident that he will make an exceptional VP & Rajya Sabha Chairman."

"Congratulations to Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar ji on being elected as the 14th Vice-President of India. Thank you to Smt Margaret Alva ji for representing the spirit of the joint Opposition with grace and dignity," wrote Rahul Gandhi.

Outgoing Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu also congratulated Jagdeep Dhankhar, saying his vast experience and legal expertise will benefit the country.

"Heartiest congratulations to Shri Jagdeep Dhankar ji on being elected as the 14th Vice President of India. The nation will greatly benefit from your vast experience and legal expertise. My best wishes for a successful and fruitful tenure," the Vice President Secretariat tweeted, quoting Naidu.

Members of both Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha voted to elect the next Vice President of India on Saturday. In the election, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), led by the Bharatiya Janata Party, pitted former West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar against Opposition pick Margaret Alva. Polling began at 10 am at Sansad Bhawan and concluded at 5 pm.

Jagdeep Dhankhar will take the oath of office on August 11, a day after the term of the incumbent Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu ends.