Jagdeep Dhankhar Sworn In As India’s New Vice President


New Delhi: The President of India, Droupadi Murmu administered the oath of Office of Vice President of India to Jagdeep Dhankhar at a Swearing-in-Ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday.

He took oath as the 14th Vice-President of the country. Dhankhar, the second Vice President from Rajasthan after Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, had the support of several non-NDA parties too.

Dhankhar was elected as the Vice President on August 6, securing 74.36 percent – the highest ever votes received in the last six vice presidential elections held since 1997.

He defeated the Opposition’s Margaret Alva to emerge as a winner and will also preside over the Rajya Sabha as the ex-officio Chairman.


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