Jagdeep Dhankhar to take oath as 14th Vice President of India
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National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar has been elected as the 14th Vice President of India.
He will take the oath of office on 11 August, a day after the term of the incumbent Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu ends.
He will also be appointed the ex-officio Chairman of the Rajya Sabha.
Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar and Election Commissioner Anoop Chandra Pandey signed the certificate of election of Dhankhar.
Dhankhar won with a vote share of 74.36 per cent, the highest in the last six vice-presidential elections, receiving 528 votes against Alva's 182 votes.
Vice President of India
It is the second highest constitutional office in India.
The term of the Vice President is five years, but he can continue in office even after the expiry of the term.
The Vice President can resign from his office by giving his resignation to the President of India.
The Vice-President can be removed from office by a resolution of the Council of State (Rajya Sabha), which is passed by a majority of its members and with the concurrence of the Lok Sabha (Lok Sabha).
The office of the Indian Vice President is modeled on the lines of the US Vice President.
Article 63 to Article 71 of the Constitution of India give the procedure for the election, qualification and removal of the Vice President of India.
Must be a citizen of India.
Must have completed 35 years of age.
Must be qualified for election as a member of the Rajya Sabha.
Must not hold any office of profit under the Union government or any state government or any local authority or any other public authority.
According to Article 66 of the Constitution of India, the Vice President is elected by the members of the Electoral College.
The Electoral College consists of elected members of Rajya Sabha, nominated members of Rajya Sabha and elected members of Lok Sabha.
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