Announcing that he would “always strive to enhance democratic values of the country”, NDA nominee for Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar filed his nomination papers on Monday, flanked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and different prime leaders of the ruling coalition.
“Never even in my dreams did I think a person with a humble background like me would get this opportunity. I am grateful to Prime Minister Modi and the leadership for giving a humble man from a kisan (farmer) family, like me, such a historic opportunity,” Dhankhar mentioned after submitting the nomination.
Apart from Modi, Union Ministers Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh; BJP president J P Nadda; Janata Dal-United (JD-U) chief Lalan Singh; Union Ministers Anupriya Patel, Pashupati Nath Paras and Ramdas Athawale; and the Biju Janata Dal’s (BJD) Pinaki Misra have been current when he filed his nomination papers with Lok Sabha Secretary General Utpal Kumar Singh.
Sources mentioned Prime Minister Modi is the primary proposer, Shah, senior ministers Nitin Gadkari and Nirmala Sitharaman are additionally among the many first 30 proposers. Rajnath Singh leads the checklist of seconders.
Nominating his identify, the ruling BJP has mentioned that his farmer roots, experience within the authorized issues and expertise as an administrator have made the social gathering select him because the ruling coalition’s VP candidate.
Before submitting his nomination, the previous West Bengal Governor, who had a continuing run in with the ruling Trinamool Congress, attended a gathering of members from varied events supporting his candidature.
The electoral faculty for voting within the Vice President consists of Members of Parliament from the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, together with nominated members.