Jagdeep Dhankhar Files Nomination for Vice-President Elections

NDA Vice-Presidential candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar filed his nomination on Monday
Jagdeep Dhankhar Files Nomination for Vice-President Elections (Pic Courtesy: ANI)
Jagdeep Dhankhar Files Nomination for Vice-President Elections (Pic Courtesy: ANI)

NDA Vice-Presidential candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar filed his nomination on Monday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, BJP national president JP Nadda and other BJP leaders were present during the filing of nomination in Delhi.

Jagdeep Dhankhar resigned from the post of Governor of Bengal on Sunday after his name was nominated as Vice-President candidate. BJP president JP Nadda has announced the name of West Bengal governor as his candidate in the vice presidential election by surprising everyone.

Also Read: Greenwood: 4 Dead, 2 Injured in Firing Inside Shopping Mall

According to sources, for the time being, the governor of a neighboring state will take over the post of governor of West Bengal.

A lawyer by profession, former MP Dhankhar assumed the charge of Governor of West Bengal in August 2019. After the completion of Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi's tenure, the Central Government sent him to the Raj Bhavan with the responsibility of Governor. But after Dhankhar took the charge, Raj Bhavan was seen involved in conflict with the Mamata Banerjee's government on various issues.

In 2017, the BJP announced the name of the then Cabinet Minister, former BJP President and veteran MP M Venkaiah Naidu as its candidate for the post of Vice President. Naidu won the election aiming to hold the country's second highest constitutional post. His term ends on August 10. The last date for filing nomination papers for the post of Vice President is July 19 and the election will be held on August 6.

Also Read
Madhya Pradesh: 13 Killed, Several Injured After Bus Falls off Bridge in Dhar

Related Stories

No stories found.
Pratidin Time
www.pratidintime.com