New Delhi: On August 11, former West Bengal governor and National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar was sworn in as India’s fourteenth Vice President. The oath was administered by President Droupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
On August 6, Jagdeep Dhankhar was elected Vice President after defeating the opposition candidate, Margaret Alva. She received 182 votes, falling short of Dhankhar’s 528 votes. A total of fifteen votes were ruled invalid.
Several dignitaries were present on the occasion of the oath-taking ceremony, including former vice president Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker OM Birla, and other parliamentarians. Dhankar’s swearing-in ceremony was not attended by the Trinamool Congress (TMC).
Dhankar visited Raj Ghat and paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi before taking the oath.