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Vice President Election 2022: Jagdeep Dhankhar wins by BIG margin defeating Margaret Alva

780 MPs are supposed to vote in the vice presidential election. 543 members of Lok Sabha and 245 members of Rajya Sabha. Eight seats are vacant in the Rajya Sabha at the moment. 34 Trinamool MPs abstained from voting. Sisir and Dibyendu Adhikari cast their votes ignoring the party's ban. An estimated 725 MPs decided the fate of Jagdeep Dhankhar and Margaret Alva. 

Vice President Election 2022: Jagdeep Dhankhar wins by BIG margin defeating Margaret Alva

The new Vice President of the country is Jagdeep Dhankhar. The former Governor of Bengal defeated his opponent Margaret Alva by a big margin. 371 votes are required to become Vice President. Former West Bengal Governor Dhankhar got 528 votes. 70 percent of the total votes. In terms of votes, he has left outgoing Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu behind.

780 MPs are supposed to vote in the vice presidential election. 543 members of Lok Sabha and 245 members of Rajya Sabha. Eight seats are vacant in the Rajya Sabha at the moment. 34 Trinamool MPs abstained from voting. Sisir and Dibyendu Adhikari cast their votes ignoring the party's ban. An estimated 725 MPs decided the fate of Jagdeep Dhankhar and Margaret Alva on Saturday.

The number of MPs of NDA is 441. Among them BJP MP number is 394. Five nominated MPs also voiced support for Dhankhar. The Congress, MK Stalin's DMK, Lalu Prasad Yadav's Rashtriya Janata Dal, Sharad Pawar's Nationalist Congress Party, Akhilesh Yadav's Samajwadi Party, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party and the Left parties supported opposition candidate Margaret Alva. Nine MLAs from Shiv Sena's Uddhav Thackeray faction are also supporting Margaret. She has got 200 votes of opposition MPs.

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