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Jagdeep Dhankhar to Meet Outgoing Vice Prez Naidu Today; EC Issues Certificate of Election to New VP Elect

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Last Updated: August 07, 2022, 13:41 IST

New Delhi, India

File photo of Jagdeep Dhankar. (Image: Hindi News18)

File photo of Jagdeep Dhankar. (Image: Hindi News18)

A day after winning the vice presidential election, Jagdeep Dhankhar will on Sunday meet outgoing Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu. Dhankhar will reach the UpaRashtrapati Nivas this evening to call on Naidu.

A day after winning the vice presidential election, Jagdeep Dhankhar will on Sunday meet outgoing Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu. Dhankhar will reach the Upa-Rashtrapati Nivas this evening to call on Naidu.

Naidu’s term ends on August 10 and Dhankhar will take oath as the 14th Vice President of India a day after National Democratic Alliance candidate Dhankhar won with a huge vote share of 74.36 per cent, the highest in the last six vice presidential elections, with 528 votes against joint Opposition pick Margaret Alva’s 182 votes.

The Election Commission on Sunday issued a certificate announcing the election of NDA candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar as the 14th vice president of India. Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar and Election Commissioner Anup Chandra Pandey signed the “Certification of the Election” of Dhankar.

A signed copy of the certificate was handed over to the Union Home Secretary by senior Deputy Election Commissioner Dharmendra Sharma and Narendra N Butolia, senior Principal Secretary in the EC, the poll panel said. The signed copy will be read out at the time of oath taking ceremony of the new vice president on August 11.

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first published:August 07, 2022, 13:41 IST
last updated:August 07, 2022, 13:41 IST