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.

Important facts

  • 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.

Electoral College

  • 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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