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BJP picks WB Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar for Vice-President ballot

New Delhi: The BJP on Saturday named “kisan putra” (son of the soil/farmer’s son) Jagdeep Dhankhar, 71, at present West Bengal governor, because the ruling NDA alliance candidate for the publish of subsequent vp of the nation.

A distinguished member of the Jat group, which has been firmly supporting the BJP since 2014, even after the year-long farmers protests towards the now repealed farm legal guidelines, Mr Dhankhar was usually within the information for taking up West Bengal chief minister and Trinamul Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee over varied points. This newspaper was the primary to report that Mr Dhankhar has emerged because the “frontrunner” for the constitutional publish within the NDA camp.

The vp can be the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha. The NDA has sufficient numbers to get its VP nominee elected, for which the electoral school consists of members from each homes of Parliament. Election will happen on August 6. Incumbent M. Venkaiah Naidu’s time period is ending on August 10.

The final day for submitting the nomination for the VP polls is July 19 and the brand new vp can be sworn in on August 11. Opposition leaders can be assembly on Sunday to debate their vice presidential candidate. Mr Dhankhar had performed a key position in getting OBC standing for Jats in his dwelling state, Rajasthan.

The BJP parliamentary board, which met on the social gathering headquarters and was additionally attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, amongst different prime brass, selected Mr Dhankhar’s title to succeed Mr Naidu.

 “Kisan putra Jagdeep Dhankhar is thought for his humility. He brings with him an illustrious authorized, legislative and gubernatorial profession. He has at all times labored for the effectively being of farmers, youth, girls and the marginalised. Glad that he can be our VP candidate,” tweeted the PM after the BJP formally introduced Mr Dhankhar’s title.

The PM additionally praised the NDA VP nominee for his wonderful information of the Indian Structure and stated he’s additionally effectively versed in legislative affairs.

“I’m certain that he can be an impressive Chair within the Rajya Sabha and information the proceedings of the Home with the purpose of furthering nationwide progress,” wrote the PM.

It may also be talked about that Mr Dhankhar had performed a vital position as a Bengal governor. His operating feud with the state chief minister, Ms Banerjee had additionally “uncovered the issues and obvious misrule within the state,” a BJP functionary stated.

He had additionally despatched a report back to the Centre on the state’s regulation and order state of affairs after the BJP president J.P Nadda’s convoy was attacked within the state in 2020. He was usually described as “Mamata’s bete noire”.

Some inside the social gathering went to the extent of claiming that “Mr Dhankhar’s relentless efforts to work for the individuals of Bengal had proven super outcome.”

His nomination can be anticipated to ship a robust sign to the individuals of Rajasthan, a Congress-ruled state.

Mr Nadda, who introduced Mr Dhankhar’s title, described him as a kisan putra who established himself as a “individuals’s governor”. Mr Nadda stated that Mr Dhankhar’s life displays the spirit of the brand new India that’s overcoming innumerable social and financial hurdles and reaching one’s targets.

BJP leaders famous that Mr Dhankhar has been in public life for greater than three a long time.

Mr Dhankhar accomplished his training from Sainik Faculty, Chittorgarh and is a Physics graduate from the College of Rajasthan from the place he additionally pursued his LLB. He practiced regulation on the Rajasthan Excessive Court docket and the Supreme Court docket. He’s a former president of the Rajasthan Excessive Court docket Bar Affiliation and was elected as a Lok Sabha MP from Jhunjhunu in 1989 and has additionally served as MoS, parliamentary affairs. He was appointed West Bengal governor in 2019.



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