Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday congratulated Jagdeep Dhankhar on his election as Vice President and said he will prove to be an ideal guardian of the Constitution while holding the post besides functioning as chairman of the Rajya Sabha.
Mr Shah said Mr Dhankhar has been constantly connected with the people in his long public life, his understanding of the basic issues and his experience will benefit the Upper House.
"It is a matter of joy for the nation that a farmer's son, Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar, has been elected as the Vice President of India.
"As Vice President and Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar will prove to be an ideal guardian of the Constitution, I congratulate him on this victory," he said in a message.
मुझे विश्वास है कि उपराष्ट्रपति व राज्यसभा के सभापति के रूप में @jdhankhar1 जी संविधान के एक आदर्श संरक्षक सिद्ध होंगे। उन्हें इस जीत पर बधाई देता हूँ।— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) August 6, 2022
साथ ही मोदी जी के नेतृत्व में NDA सहयोगियों, अन्य दलों व संसद सदस्यों का धनखड़ जी का समर्थन करने के लिए आभार व्यक्त करता हूँ।
The home minister thanked other political parties and allies of the NDA, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and members of Parliament for supporting Dhankhar.
NDA candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar was elected as the 14th Vice President of India on Saturday as he defeated joint Opposition candidate Margaret Alva.
Dhankhar, a former governor of West Bengal, secured 528 votes while 80-year-old Alva got 182.
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