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NDA Candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar has been elected as the 14th Vice President of India

Newdelhi:6/8/22:NDA Candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar has been elected as the 14th Vice President of India. In the election held today, he won 346 votes over opposition candidate Margaret Alva. Briefing media at the parliament house, returning officer for the vice presidential election and Lok Sabha Secretary General Utpal Kumar Singh said that out of 780 votes of Members of Parliament, Jagdeep Dhankhar got 528 votes while Margaret Alva could garner 182 votes. He said, 15 votes remained invalid.

Regional parties like Janata Dal (United), YSRCP, BSP, AIADMK and the TDP have supported NDA’s candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar. Along with the UPA allies, Aam Admi Party, TRS and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha have supported Mrs. Alva in the election. Ont the other hand, the All India Trinamool Congress decided to abstain from the vice presidential election.

The vice president is also the chairman of the Rajya Sabha. Present Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu’s term is ending on the 10th of this month.

Earlier in the morning, as the polling process began, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla were among the first to cast their votes.

BJP President JP Nadda, former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, Union Ministers Anurag Singh Thakur, Nirmala Sitharaman, Nitin Gadkari, Dr. S Jaishankar, Piyush Goyal, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Bhupender Yadav, Dharmendra Pradhan and Congress President Sonia Gandhi among others have cast their votes.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.
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