Counting for Vice Presidential election begins: NDA candidate Dhankhar’s victory is certain, celebrations begin in the BJP camp, Alva could not unite the opposition
After the 14th new Vice Presidential election of the country, now the counting has also started. Voting for this election started from 10 am in the Parliament House and lasted till 5 pm. Now the counting of votes has started in the Parliament House itself. The victory of NDA’s Vice Presidential candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar is certain. Celebrations have started in the BJP camp.
On the other hand, opposition candidate Margaret Alva failed to unite the opposition parties. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Union Minister Prahlad Joshi, Union Minister Rajiv Chandrashekhar and Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, former PM Manmohan Singh and former Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Piyush Goyal, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, MP Hema Malini also participated in this election. Voted in the Vice Presidential election. At the same time, the opposition could not unite in the Vice Presidential election.
Trinamool Congress MPs did not participate in the voting. Actually TMC had objected to the name of opposition candidate Margaret Alva. The party said that before the announcement of Alva’s name, consent was not taken from her. In such a situation, now the party has decided not to participate in the voting.
Let us inform that the current strength of members in Parliament is 788, out of which only BJP has 394 MPs. With the support of various parties, the NDA candidate can get more than 500 votes, whereas, considering the support of the parties that Margaret Alva has got so far, close to 200 votes are being estimated.
If seen in this way, BJP alone can get Jagdeep Dhankhar to win. Apart from NDA MPs, Vice Presidential candidate Dhankhar also has the support of Biju Janata Dal, YSR Congress, Bahujan Samajwadi Party, TDP Akali Dal and Shinde faction. They have 81 MPs. In this sense, Dhankhar can get around 522 votes. At the same time, Margaret Alva is likely to get only about 200 votes.