07082022-TTC-01.qxd 8/7/2022 12:46 AM Page 1 123 CRISIS TO LAST ANOTHER YEAR: LANKA PREZ WORLD /thetribunechd CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 6 NO. 217 | 22 PAGES | ~7.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 IAF CHIEF FLIES INDIGENOUS AIRCRAFT BACK PAGE sunday | 7 august 2022 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com Dhankhar elected 14th Vice-President Defeats Oppn candidate Alva by 346 votes | Highest margin since 1997 | Oath ceremony on Aug 11 Tribune News Service WISHES POUR IN New Delhi, August 6 NDA candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar was today elected the 14th Vice-President of India as he defeated joint Opposition candidate MarSPATS WITH DIDI KEPT garet Alva. Dhankhar, a forDHANKHAR IN LIMELIGHT mer Governor of West Bengal, secured 528 votes while AGDEEP DHANKHAR, Alva got 182. 71, the Vice-PresidentDhankhar, 71, will take oath elect, owes his fame to the on August 11, a day after three-year stint he had as the incumbent M Venkaiah Governor of West Bengal. Naidu demits the office. His frequent showdowns with As many as 725 of the total CM Mamata Banerjee were 780 electors cast their vote, of widely covered in the media. which 15 were found invalid. Microblogging site Twitter The turnout was 92.94 per turned into an effective tool in cent. A candidate needed 356 Dhankhar’s hands in his mis- votes to get elected and of all sion against the CM. BACK PAGE valid votes, Dhankhar secured 528 (74.36 per cent), Today’s issue is of 22 pages, including recording the highest winfour-page additional pullout. ning margin in the last six will benefit ❝ The nationand rich from your long experience of public life. Droupadi Murmu, PRESIDENT It’s a matter of joy for the nation that a farmer’s son has been elected Vice-President... He will prove to be an ideal guardian of the Constitution. J Amit Shah, UNION HOME MINISTER Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Vice-President-designate Jagdeep Dhankhar in New Delhi on Saturday. COURTESY PMO vice-presidential elections since 1997. In 1992, KR Narayanan, who had secured 99.86 per cent votes, won by a margin which still remains the highest ever. Sonia Gandhi tweeted: “Congratulations and best wishes to Jagdeep Dhankhar ji.” Rahul thanked Margaret Alva “for representing the spirit of the joint Opposition with grace & dignity”. All MPs, including nominated ones, are entitled to vote in the vice-presidential election. As many as 55 members chose to abstain from the voting. It will be for the first time that the presiding officers in both Houses will be from one state (Rajasthan). 92.94% TURNOUT 725 of 780 electors cast vote 15 votes invalid 528 polled by Dhankhar 182 by Margaret Alva Congratulating Dhankhar, Alva in a series of tweets said, “I would like to thank all leaders of the Opposition, and MPs from across parties who voted for me in this election.” Taking a dig at the TMC, she said, “This election was an opportunity for the Opposition to work together and build trust. Unfortunately, some parties chose to directly or indirectly support the BJP in an attempt to derail the idea of a united Opposition.” PM Narendra Modi was the first to meet Vice-Presidentelect Dhankhar to congratulate him. BJP president JP Nadda also met Dhankhar at the residence of Union Minister Pralhad Joshi here. Union Home Minister Amit Shah said, "It is a matter of joy for the nation that a farmer's son has been elected as the Vice-President." The BJP while announcing , Dhankhar’s candidature, had described him as “kisan putra”. The move was seen in the political circles as an attempt to reach out to the politically significant Jat community, which had participated in huge numbers in the year-long protests against the now-repealed farm laws. Suvendu’s father, brother defy Didi NEW DELHI: Defying party’s call to abstain from voting, rebel TMC Lok Sabha members Shishir Adhikari and Dibyendu Adhikari, father and younger brother, respectively, of BJP leader and West Bengal Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari, cast their vote. Sudip Bandyopadhyay, Leader of the TMC in the Lok Sabha, had earlier petitioned the Speaker to disqualify Shishir Adhikari for “defecting” to the BJP —TNS .
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