Vice President Election 2022: PM Modi casts his vote at Parliament House | VIDEO


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oi-Madhuri Adnal

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Updated: Saturday, August 6, 2022, 14:48 [IST]

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New
Delhi,
Aug
06:

Polling
to
elect
the
next
Vice
President
of
India
began
at
10
am,
with
Prime
Minister
Narendra
Modi
being
among
the
first
ones
to
cast
vote.

The
polling
will
continue
till
5
pm,
following
which
the
counting
of
ballots
will
take
place.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi casts his vote for the Vice Presidential election, at the Parliament.

National Democratic Alliance (NDA) nominee and former West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar (71) is pitted against joint Opposition candidate Margaret Alva (80).

With
the
ruling
BJP
having
an
absolute
majority
in
the
Lok
Sabha
and
91
members
in
the
Rajya
Sabha,
Dhankhar
has
a
clear
edge
over
his
rival.
He
is
likely
to
succeed
incumbent
M
Venkaiah
Naidu,
whose
tenure
ends
on
August
10.

Explained: How the vice-president of India is electedExplained:
How
the
vice-president
of
India
is
elected

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

The
two
Houses
of
Parliament
together
have
a
sanctioned
strength
of
788
MPs,
of
which
there
are
eight
vacancies
in
the
Upper
House.

Hence,
780
MPs
are
eligible
to
cast
their
ballot
in
this
election.





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