Jagdeep Dhankhar is India’s new Vice President, defeats Opposition’s Margaret Alva

Vice-president election: National Democratic Alliance Vice Presidential candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar on Saturday won the vice-presidential election to be the 14th VP of India. He was pitted against Opposition’s pick Margaret Alva. As many as 725 MPs of the total 780 voted in the elections. Around 93 per cent polling was recorded in the vice presidential election on Saturday, with more than 50 MPs not exercising their franchise. 

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