Jagdeep Dhankhar is set to take oath of office as the 14th Vice President of India today. President Droupadi Murmu will administer the oath at 12.30 p.m. Incumbent Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu’s term is ending today. The Vice President is also the chairperson of Rajya Sabha.
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Tuesday hosted Naidu and his successor Dhankhar at his residence. Naidu and Birla shared insights and experiences on issues of national interest and parliamentary affairs with Vice President-elect Dhankhar, the Lok Sabha Secretariat said in a statement.
The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance candidate Dhankhar won the vice-presidential election on Sunday with a huge vote share of 74.36 per cent, the highest in the last six vice presidential elections, bagging 528 votes against joint Opposition pick Margaret Alva’s 182 votes.
A day after the election, the Election Commission on Sunday issued a certificate announcing the election of NDA candidate Dhankhar as the 14th Vice President of India. Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar and Election Commissioner Anup Chandra Pandey signed the “Certification of the Election” of Dhankar.