Thursday, December 8, 2022

Home Nation Vice-Presidential Poll: Former PM Manmohan Singh Casts His Vote

Vice-Presidential Poll: Former PM Manmohan Singh Casts His Vote

New Delhi [India]: Former Prime Minister and Congress MP Dr Manmohan Singh cast his vote in the Parliament as voting to elect the country’s next vice-president began on Saturday.


Voting for the Vice Presidential election in which the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate is pitted against the Opposition nominee Margaret Alva began at 10 am and will continue till 5 pm.

All MPs of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, including nominated members, are entitled to vote in the vice presidential election.


Votes will be counted today itself and the next Vice-President of the country will take the oath of office on August 11, a day after the term of the incumbent Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu ends.


Janata Dal (United), YSRCP, BSP, AIADMK and Shiv Sena have expressed their support for Dhankar. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) have expressed their support for Alva.

The Trinamool Congress has said that is abstaining from the vote.


On July 18, Dhankhar filed his nomination papers before Returning Officer and Secretary General, Lok Sabha in the Parliament House.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, and BJP chief JP Nadda were present when Dhankar filed his nomination.


The vice president of India, which is the second-highest constitutional post in the country, is elected through an electoral college consisting of members of the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha.


Dhankhar, who is a lawyer by profession, joined politics in 1989. He became the governor of West Bengal in July 2019 and has made headlines since then over his tumultuous relations with the Mamata Banerjee government.

He tendered his resignation as the Governor of West Bengal.


Earlier, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati announced her party’s support for Dhankhar.


Meanwhile, Alva filed her nomination for the vice presidential election on July 19.

Opposition parties on July 17 decided to field the former Rajasthan Governor as their joint candidate for the vice presidential election.


The decision to field Alva was taken at a meeting of Opposition leaders of 17 parties at the residence of NCP supremo Sharad Pawar.


In 2017, the NDA nominated Venkaiah Naidu as its candidate for the vice-presidential election and his term ends on August 10, 2022.

RELATED ARTICLES

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s First Music Album ‘Sukoon’ Out Now

Mumbai (Maharashtra): Bollywood director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, on Wednesday, unveiled his first-ever music album 'Sukoon'.

Watch: Manoj Bajpayee’s Intense Look From Courtroom Drama ‘Bandaa’

Mumbai (Maharashtra): Actor Manoj Bajpayee's look from 'Bandaa' has been out. On Wednesday, the makers of the power-packed courtroom drama launched the impressive poster of 'Bandaa'. Manoj looks quite intense in the black and white poster of the movie sporting glasses and it is all things intriguing. ...TAP TO READ MORE.

Bangladesh Survive Rohit Scare, Defeat India, Clinch ODI Series

Dhaka [Bangladesh]: Bangladesh survived a late blitz from an injured Rohit Sharma to secure a narrow five-run win to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match ODI series at the Shere Bangla National Stadium here on Wednesday. ...TAP TO READ MORE.

Most Popular

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s First Music Album ‘Sukoon’ Out Now

Mumbai (Maharashtra): Bollywood director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, on Wednesday, unveiled his first-ever music album 'Sukoon'.

Watch: Manoj Bajpayee’s Intense Look From Courtroom Drama ‘Bandaa’

Mumbai (Maharashtra): Actor Manoj Bajpayee's look from 'Bandaa' has been out. On Wednesday, the makers of the power-packed courtroom drama launched the impressive poster of 'Bandaa'. Manoj looks quite intense in the black and white poster of the movie sporting glasses and it is all things intriguing. ...TAP TO READ MORE.

Bangladesh Survive Rohit Scare, Defeat India, Clinch ODI Series

Dhaka [Bangladesh]: Bangladesh survived a late blitz from an injured Rohit Sharma to secure a narrow five-run win to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match ODI series at the Shere Bangla National Stadium here on Wednesday. ...TAP TO READ MORE.

ED Raids Premises Of Malabar Jewellery, Seizes Rs 2.51 Cr worth Gold

New Delhi [India]: Enforcement Directorate (ED) has seized gold worth Rs 2.51 crore from the premises of an alleged beneficiary of Kerala's gold smuggling case in Malappuram under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002, the official said on Wednesday. ...TAP TO READ MORE.

Recent Comments