Mon. Sep 26th, 2022
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar set to be NDA’s Vice Presidential candidate

Bhartiya Janta Party announced West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar as NDA’s Vice Presidential candidate on Saturday. BJP president JP Nadda made this announcement. The decision was taken during the BJP parliamentary board meeting in New Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party president JP Nadda, Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and other senior leaders were present in the meeting.

Talking to media, Nadda said, Dhankhar was born in a very humble family in an agrarian household in a remote village in Rajasthan’s Jhunjhunu district. He said, Dhankhar worked tirelessly to become a successful professional before entering public life.

After getting elected as a Member of Parliament from Jhunjhunu in the 1989 Lok Sabha election Dhankhar entered public life. He also served as a Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs in 1990. In 1993, he was elected to the Rajasthan assembly from the Kishangarh constituency in Ajmer district. In July 2019, he was appointed as the Governor of West Bengal, where he made a mark as a People’s Governor, highlighting issues of public welfare.

Jagdeep Dhankhar completed his school education from Sainik School, Chittorgarh. After finishing his graduation in Physics, he pursued LLB from the University of Rajasthan. Despite being a first-generation professional, he became one of the leading lawyers in Rajasthan. Dhankhar has practiced in both the Rajasthan High Court and the Supreme Court of India.

The election for the vice president post will be held on 6 August 2022.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said NDA Vice Presidential candidate Jagdeep Dhankar is known for his humility. In a tweet, Modi wrote, “Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar Ji has excellent knowledge of our Constitution. He is also well-versed with legislative affairs. I am sure that he will be an outstanding Chair in the Rajya Sabha & guide the proceedings of the House with the aim of furthering national progress.”


In another tweet, PM Modi wreote, “Kisan Putra Jagdeep Dhankhar Ji is known for his humility. He brings with him an illustrious legal, legislative and gubernatorial career. He has always worked for the well-being of farmers, youth, women and the marginalised. Glad that he will be our VP candidate.”

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