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Jagdeep Dhankhar


Delhi Confidential: Opposition leaders skip Jagdeep Dhankar's swearing ceremony as Vice-President

August 12, 2022 7:07 am

While Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge was down with Covid, the Leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury was in Baharampur, his constituency. UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi is said to be unwell again.

Jagdeep Dhankhar sworn in as 14th Vice President of India

August 11, 2022 2:18 pm

Ahead of the swearing in, Jagdeep Dhankhar visited the Raj Ghat in Delhi, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi.

Jagdeep Dhankhar needs to reach out to those who didn’t vote for him — that’s the spirit of the House he chairs

August 08, 2022 1:43 pm

The challenge for Dhankhar, however, would be to persuade the government to allow the Opposition its say in the Rajya Sabha — his pre-BJP career as a Janata and Congress legislator should come in handy.

Delhi Confidential: The Exception

August 08, 2022 3:12 am

In the Vice-Presidential polls, the Opposition may have fielded a candidate against Jagdeep Dhankhar knowing fully well that it was a losing battle but once the NDA candidate won, almost all senior opposition leaders — among them Sonia Gandhi, Sharad Pawar, Sitaram Yechury, Akhilesh Yadav, Tejashwi Yadav — congratulated him.

Jagdeep Dhankhar second leader from Rajasthan to get elected vice-president

August 07, 2022 1:20 pm

With the election of Dhankhar, a Jat leader who belongs to Jhunjhunu district, now both the lower and upper houses of Parliament will be presided over by leaders from Rajasthan.

Vice-President Dhankhar: PM Modi congratulates 14th V-P for receiving support across party lines

August 07, 2022 7:07 am

The former West Bengal Governor got 528 of the 725 votes polled, with Alva — a former five-term Congress MP, Union minister and governor — getting 182, a lower tally than expected. On paper, the Opposition had close to 200 votes.

As Jagdeep Dhankhar moves to Centre, a Raj Bhavan link

August 07, 2022 3:36 pm

Chakshu Roy writes: A building connected with the legislative history of our country, the Bhavan has on its first floor a room distinct from others with its plain white walls and functional furniture, unlike other rooms in the sprawling structure with their priceless art and carpets.

New Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankhar, Mamata Banerjee bete noire, started political innings with Janata, Cong

August 07, 2022 12:58 pm

Having represented Kishangarh Assembly constituency from 1993 to 1998, Dhankhar, a graduate from University of Rajasthan, who completed LLB degree in 1978-79, is also a former president of Rajasthan High Court Bar Association

Vice-Presidential Poll Highlights: PM Modi congratulates Jagdeep Dhankhar; EC issues certificate of election

August 07, 2022 6:31 pm

Jagdeep Dhankar elected India's Vice-President Live Updates: Dhankhar, who clinched 528 votes, defeated Opposition nominee Margaret Alva, who bagged 182 votes

Dhankhar set to be elected as Vice-President, numbers firmly against Alva in Saturday poll

August 06, 2022 6:39 am

The numbers in the Vice-Presidential poll are stacked heavily in favour of Dhankhar and it is to be seen whether the Opposition will be hit again by cross-voting like what was witnessed in the Presidential election last month.