Mumbai: Former West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar took oath as the 14th Vice President on Thursday. President Droupadi Murmu administered the Oath of Office to Dhankhar at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Dhankar had secured 538 of 710 votes, while his challenger Margaret Alva got 182 votes. Dhankhar succeeded Venkaiah Naidu as V-P.
Felt blessed, inspired and motivated to be ever in service of Bharat in serene sublimity of Raj Ghat while paying respects to Pujya Bapu. pic.twitter.com/Uzh85n47LN
— Jagdeep Dhankhar Vice-President Elect of India (@jdhankhar1) August 11, 2022
PM Narendra Modi, previous President Ram Nath Kovind, previous Vice-President Venkiah Naidu, Home Minister Amit Shah, and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla were among the top chief who went to the swearing-in function of Dhankhar.
After Dhankhar was chosen as the V-P, Prime Minister Narendra Modi saluted him and expressed gratitude to the large number of MPs who decided in favour of the NDA applicant. He said the nation was “pleased to have a Kisan Putra Vice President who has the incredible legitimate information and scholarly ability”.
Delhi | President Droupadi Murmu administers the oath of office to Vice President-elect Jagdeep Dhankhar
Jagdeep Dhankhar becomes the 14th Vice President of India. pic.twitter.com/26m0SdZPXm
— ANI (@ANI) August 11, 2022
A legal counsellor by calling, Dhankhar has filled in as MP, MLA, minister in central government and Governor of West Bengal. He filled in as the Governor from July 2019 to July 2022. He served as the central minister under the prime ministership of Chandra Shekhar.