August 8, 2022
Vice Presidential Election 2022: Jagdeep Dhankhar won the election, will become the 14th Vice President of the country

Vice Presidential Election 2022: NDA candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar has won the election of the Vice President of the country. As it was clear before the election, in terms of numbers, he has a huge advantage over the opposition candidate Margaret Alava. In such a situation, he has registered an easy victory over his opposition UPA candidate Margaret Alva. Jagdeep Dhankhar got 528 votes while his rival UPA candidate Margaret Alva got 182 votes in today’s polling. In the Vice Presidential election held today, 15 votes were declared invalid.

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For the 16th Vice-Presidential election, the Electoral College consists of 233 elected members of the Rajya Sabha, 12 nominated members of the Rajya Sabha and 543 elected members of the Lok Sabha, i.e. a total of 788 members. A total of 725 MPs cast their vote today. BJP’s Sunny Deol and Sanjay Dhotre did not take part in the voting due to health reasons. TMC MPs had decided to abstain from voting. Jagdeep Dhankhar, backed by regional parties like Janata Dal (United), YSRCP, BSP, AIADMK and Shiv Sena, registered an easy victory with over 346 votes.

With the support of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), Alva is likely to get over 200 votes. Clearly the opposition camp is once again divided. The Trinamool Congress (TMC), the second largest opposition party after the Congress in Parliament with 39 MPs in both houses, decided to abstain from the vote. However, two TMC MPs took part in the voting. On the other hand, two MPs each from SP and Shiv Sena and one MP from BSP did not take part in the voting.

Introduction to Dhankhar

Jagdeep Dhankhar, 71, belongs to the influential Jat community of Rajasthan. He has been a Lok Sabha MP from Jhunjhunu. He has once been a well-known face in the politics of Rajasthan. And he is a seasoned player of politics. He is known for his mastery of law, politics, political maneuvering and his relations within each party.

Jagdeep Dhankhar from Jhunjhunu was an MP from the Janata Dal from 1989 to 1991, although he later joined the Congress. He lost the Lok Sabha elections from Ajmer on a Congress ticket. Then joined BJP in 2003, and was elected MLA from Kishangarh, Ajmer.

Jagdeep Dhankhar is not only a politician but also a respected lawyer. He has been a senior advocate of the Supreme Court and has also been the President of the Rajasthan High Court Bar Association.


Jagdeep Dhankhar did his 3 year BSc (Hons) from Maharaja College, Jaipur. Thereafter he took admission in LLB course in Rajasthan University and passed in the year 1978-1979. Jagdeep Dhankhar’s academic background in school, college and university has been distinctive in all.

In 1979, he was registered as an advocate in the Rajasthan Bar Council. He was nominated as a Senior Advocate by the High Court of Rajasthan in 1990 and was the senior-most nominated Senior Advocate in the state till he was sworn in as the Governor on July 30, 2019.

Since 1990 Jagdeep Dhankhar was also practicing primarily in the Supreme Court and his main focus area has been Steel, Coal, Mines and International Commercial Arbitration, among others. He has appeared in various High Courts of the country.

In the year 1987, the youngest was elected President of the Rajasthan High Court Bar Association, Jaipur. In the year 1988, he became an elected member of the Rajasthan Bar Council.


Jagdeep Dhankhar was elected to the 9th Lok Sabha from Jhunjhunu parliamentary constituency in the year 1989. In 1990 he became the chairman of a parliamentary committee. He became a Union Minister in 1990. In the year 1993-1998 he was elected to the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly from Kishangarh constituency of Ajmer district.

In both the Lok Sabha and the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly, he was part of important committees. He was part of a delegation to the European Parliament as Deputy Leader of a Parliamentary Group while a Union Minister.

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