Thursday, 1 December, 2022
TopicVice President

Topic: Vice President

Jagdeep Dhankhar sworn in as 14th Vice President of India

The 71-year-old, who is also the ex-officio chairman of the Rajya Sabha, was elected as vice president on 6 August after defeating the Opposition candidate Margaret Alva.

Rajya Sabha bids farewell to Venkaiah Naidu, PM Modi hails Vice President’s ‘wit-liners’

As Naidu completes his 5-year term on August 10, PM Modi in Rajya Sabha said that he encouraged dialogue and has set standards and legacy that will continue to guide his successors.

‘Bhalo manush’ with ‘incisive mind’ — former Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar is India’s new VP

Dhankhar is the first former state Governor to be elected Vice President since Krishan Kant — India's Vice President between 1997 and 2002.

NDA’s Jagdeep Dhankhar elected 14th Vice-President of India, beats opposition’s Margaret Alva by 346 votes

Former governor of West Bengal and a leading lawyer in Rajasthan, Dhankhar has been in politics for over 30 years. He will succeed V-P M. Venkaiah Naidu, whose term ends on 10 August.

Opposition candidate Margaret Alva calls TMC’s decision to abstain from VP poll ‘disappointing’

17 Opposition leaders decided to field Alva, former governor of Rajasthan and Uttarakhand, at a meeting in NCP leader Sharad Pawar's residence last Sunday.

Former Union minister Margaret Alva is Opposition’s pick for vice president

The decision to field Alva was taken at a meeting of opposition leaders of 17 parties at the residence of NCP supremo Sharad Pawar.

Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar is NDA’s vice-presidential nominee

The decision to nominate Dhankhar, who shares an acrimonious relationship with WB’s Mamata Banerjee government, was taken at BJP’s parliamentary board meeting.

Maharashtra drama has left a mark in Congress. MPs and MLAs now wish for ‘Ek aur Nath’

As the Monsoon Session of Parliament draws near, murmurs regarding reshuffle in Union Cabinet has begun. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and JD(U)'s RCP Singh can gain big.

Election Commission announces poll date for Vice President on 6 August

The notification for the election to decide the successor of M Venkaiah Naidu will be issued on 5 July and the last date for filing of nomination papers will be 19 July.

Twitter restores blue tick on Venkaiah Naidu’s personal account hours after removing it

Officials of the Vice President Secretariat said that the personal Twitter handle of Naidu was inactive for a long time and Twitter's algorithm removed the blue badge.

On Camera

YourTurn

Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.