Vice presidential ballot 2022: The members of Parliament will vote to elect the following Vice President of India on Saturday (August 6, 2022) with Venkaiah Naidu’s time period ending on August 10. NDA candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar and Opposition decide Margaret Alva will struggle it out in the present day to develop into the following Vice President of India. With numbers stacked in favour of the NDA, Dhankhar, former governor of West Bengal, is ready for a straightforward win.
Jagdeep Dhankhar is in an advantageous place with the help of a number of events like Janta Dal (United), YSRCP, BSP, AIADMK and Shiv Sena. He’s prone to recover from 515 votes in opposition to Margaret Alva’s speculated 200 votes.
Cracks have been seen in opposition unity as Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress determined to abstain from voting alleging lack of consultations whereas deciding on the identify of Alva.
The 80-year-old Alva is a Congress veteran and has served as governor of Rajasthan, whereas the 71-year-old Dhankhar is a Jat chief from Rajasthan with socialist background.
Whereas polling can be held from 10 am to five pm on Saturday, the ballots can be counted instantly after that. By late Saturday night, the returning officer will announce the identify of the following vice chairman.
Members of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, together with nominated members, are eligible to vote within the vice presidential ballot.
It could be famous that the electoral school within the vice presidential election contains a complete of 788 members of each Homes of Parliament. Since all of the electors are members of each Homes of Parliament, the worth of vote of every MP could be the identical — one, the Election Fee has mentioned.
The election is held in accordance with the system of proportional illustration by the use of a single transferable vote and the voting at such election is by secret poll.
(With company inputs)