Vice Presidential Election: PM Modi casts his vote, know when the results will come!

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, several Union ministers and MPs from various parties voted on Saturday to select the next Vice President of India. Prime Minister Modi was among the first MPs to cast their vote. Sharing a picture related to voting, he tweeted, “Voted in the 2022 Vice Presidential election.”
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Vice Presidential Election: PM Modi casts his vote, know when the results will come!



Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, several Union ministers and MPs from various parties voted on Saturday to select the next Vice President of India. Prime Minister Modi was among the first MPs to cast their vote.

Sharing a picture related to voting, he tweeted, “Voted in the 2022 Vice Presidential election.” Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh reached the Parliament House in a wheelchair and exercised his franchise in the Vice Presidential election. Singh had also cast his vote in the presidential election last month by reaching the Parliament House in a wheelchair.

Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh also voted in the Vice Presidential election. Along with this, Union Ministers Jitendra Singh, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and Ashwini Vaishnav, BJP’s Chief Whip in Lok Sabha Rakesh Singh, YSR Congress Party’s Raghu Ram Krishna Raju and Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) MPs also cast their votes.

Voting will continue till 5 pm, after which the counting of votes will take place. In the election for the post of Vice President, National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate and former West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar (71) is facing opposition joint candidate Margaret Alva (80).

With the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (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 more likely to replace incumbent Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, whose term ends on August 10.

All MPs of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, including nominated members, are eligible to vote in the Vice-President’s election. Both houses of Parliament can have a total of 788 MPs, out of which eight seats in the Upper House are currently vacant. In such a situation, 780 MPs are eligible to vote in the Vice Presidential election.

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