New Delhi: National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate and former West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar took oath as the 14th Vice-President of India on August 11. President Droupadi Murmu administered the oath at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
On August 6, Jagdeep Dhankhar was elected as the Vice-President after defeating the Opposition’s Margaret Alva. Dhankhar received 528 votes, defeating joint opposition candidate Alva, who got 182 votes. Fifteen votes were declared invalid.
Former V-P Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker OM Birla, and other parliamentarians attended the event. The Trinamool Congress (TMC) skipped the oath-taking ceremony of Dhankar.
Dhankhar was appointed as the Governor of Bengal in 2019 and was known for his frequent run-ins with the Mamata Banerjee government. He resigned from the post of West Bengal Governor on July 17 after his name was announced as the vice Presidential candidate of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA).