On 6th August 2022, the elections to the 14th Vice President Of India was held. The two candidates for this election were- Jagdeep Dhankar (NDA Candidate) and Margaret Alva (UPA Candidate).
The winner of the election was Jagdeep Dhankar who is now serving as the 14th Vice President Of India. He won with the absolute majority of 72.8 % of votes. The article below holds the information of our 14th Vice President.
Jagdeep Dhankhar is the 14th and current Vice President Of India. He is an Indian politician, who served as the Governor Of West Bengal. He was the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs in the Chandra Shekhar Ministry.
Personal Life Of Jagdeep Dhankar
Dhankar was born on 18 May 1951 in a small village in JhunJhunu, in Rajasthan. His Father’s name was Gokul Chand and his mother’s name was Kesari Devi. He was married to Sudesh Dhankar in 1979 and the couple had a daughter named Kamna.
Jagdeep Dhankar’s educational qualifications
Dhankar received his early education from Sainik School, Chittorgarh. He is a graduate from the University of Rajasthan. He graduated in Bsc and LLB.
Career life of Jagdeep Dhankar
Dhankar was enrolled with the Bar Council Of Rajasthan as an advocate in 1979. He was a senior advocate by the High court of Judicature for Rajasthan. He was the most senior advocate of the state until he took oath as a governor on 30 July 2019.
In 1990, he practiced in the Supreme Court Of India and he was also the former President Of Rajasthan High Court Bar Association.
His famous cases include his appearance in the Sutlej River Conflict in 2016 where he argued on behalf of Haryana in the Supreme Court Of India.
During the 1989-91, he was a member of parliament (MP) from Jhunjhunu Lok Sabha constituency in Rajasthan where he was representing Janta Dal. He was also a former member of legislative assembly (MLA) from Kishangarh, Rajasthan during 1993-98.
On 20th July 2019, by President Ram Nath Kovind appointed him as the governor of West Bengal . After becoming the governor of West Bengal, he had frequent arguments with the State Government and the Chief Minister of state, Mamta Bannerjee throughout his tenure. He was a critic of the Third Bannerjee ministry for its management of the 2021 post-poll violence in West Bengal.
Before his resignation he met with Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamta Banerjee and Chief Minister of Assam Himanta Biswa Sharma. Later he visited Delhi and met Union Home minister Amit Shah and on 17 July 2022, he resigned from the post of Governor.
He was already a candidate of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) for the Vice Presidential elections in 2022 before he resigned.