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Vice-Presidential Election Today, Jagdeep Dhankhar Frontrunner: 10 Facts

New Delhi:
Elections to decide on the subsequent Vice-President of India shall be held in the present day, through which NDA candidate Jagdeep Dhankar is predicted to sail via with BJP assist alone. Opposition’s Margaret Alva seems set to be a really distant second.

Listed here are 10 updates on this massive story:

  1. The Vice-Presidential elections shall be held within the Parliament Home from 10 am to five pm in the present day and the outcomes are probably later within the night.

  2. Jagdeep Dhankhar — finest recognized for his position as the previous Governor of Bengal — can count on 527 votes, far greater than the 372 required to win. Altogether it may very well be 70 per cent of the overall votes, two per cent greater than M Venkaiah Naidu acquired.

  3. The Electoral School includes 780 MPs — 543 in Lok Sabha and 245 in Rajya Sabha. Leaving apart the eight vacant seats in Higher Home and the 36 MPs of Trinamool Congress, which determined to abstain from voting, 744 MPs are anticipated to vote.

  4. The NDA has 441 MPs, together with 394 of the BJP. 5 nominated members are additionally supporting the NDA candidate.

  5. Mr Dhankhar additionally has the assist of a number of different non- NDA events – Naveen Patnaik’s Biju Janata Dal, Jaganmohan Reddy’s YSR Congress, Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Social gathering, Chandrababu Naidu’s Telugu Desam Social gathering, Akali Dal and the Eknath Shinde faction of the Shiv Sena. Collectively, they’ve 81 MPs.

  6. Margaret Alva can count on 26 per cent votes (round 200). She has the assist of Congress, MK Stalin’s DMK, Lalu Yadav’s Rashtriya Janata Dal, Sharad Pawar’s Nationalist Congress Social gathering and Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Social gathering and the Left events.

  7. Apart from, the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, Telangana Rashtra Samithi, Aam Aadmi Social gathering and the 9 MPs of Shiv Sena’s Uddhav Thackeray faction are supporting Ms Alva

  8. Within the final election, Opposition candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi acquired 32 per cent votes.

  9. On Friday, Mr Dhankhar attended a gathering with the BJP MPs in Delhi, the place a dummy voting was carried out.

  10. Below the system of proportional illustration by a single transferable vote, the elector has to mark preferences in opposition to the names of the candidates.

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