Jagdeep Dhankhar Vice Presidential Candidate: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar will be the ruling NDA’s candidate for the post of Vice President of India, BJP chief JP Nadda announced today.
“After all the thoughts and deliberations, we have decided to announce Kisan Putra (farmer’s son) Jagdeep Dhankhar as the BJP and NDA’s vice-president candidate,” he said at a press conference.
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He established himself as the “Governor of the People”.
Sources say that Mr Dhankhar’s nomination will send a big message to the Jat community to which he belongs.
The Jat community in western Uttar Pradesh supported the BJP despite massive farmers’ protests against the now repealed agricultural laws.
Jat voters will also play a big role in next year’s Rajasthan elections.
Mr Dhankhar has been associated with the BJP for the past two decades and many political observers suggest he has been “rewarded” for clashing with Ms Banerjee on the BJP’s side.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the Parliamentary Board at the Delhi Headquarters of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Several top leaders like Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan were present in the meeting.
PM Modi tweeted his support for Mr Dhankhar, saying he has “excellent knowledge” of the Constitution and is also well versed in legislative matters.
“Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar ji has excellent knowledge of our Constitution. He is also well versed in legislative matters.
I am sure he will be an excellent Speaker in Rajya Sabha and will guide the proceedings of the House with the aim of furthering the national progress. ,” They said.
In 2017, the party nominated then cabinet minister M Venkaiah Naidu, a former BJP president and veteran MP, as its vice-president candidate.
Mr Naidu had won the election comfortably to occupy the country’s second highest constitutional post. His current term ends on August 10.
Mr Dhankhar has often made headlines for his thorny relationship with opposition leader and Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee since taking over as governor in July 2019.
While he has accused the state government of “excessive appeasement, communal patronage and mafia syndicate extortion”. Congress leaders have called Mr Dhankhar a “communal”.
The Bengal governor had earlier this month urged Bengali intellectuals to “break their silence” in what he described as a “decline of democratic values” in the state.
The Electoral College, who by default is also the Speaker of the Rajya Sabha, consists of members of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha to choose the next Deputy Speaker.
The BJP alone has 394 MPs out of the current strength of 780 in Parliament, which is over 390 of the majority.
The last date for filing nomination papers for the elections is July 19 and the election is to be held on August 6.
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