The ruling party chief JP Nadda on Sunday urged all the political parties, including UPA allies, to hold up for the National Democratic Alliance’s candidate Jagdeep Dhankar for the post of Vice President.
He stated, “Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, we are all walking with the mantra of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas, and it has been our endeavour to include the poor, deprived, exploited Dalit, tribals who are standing at the last rung in the society to the mainstream and strengthen them. Keeping this in mind, we have selected a tribal woman as the presidential candidate.”
Nadda further expressed admiration for the ‘kissan putra’, appreciating his contribution to the nation in the last three decades. He talked about his humble background and said, “Now we have a farmer’s son, a person who has come out of a simple family and facing socio-economic difficulties, a farmer son has advanced himself as a professional as the first generation and as an able administrator and even as a capable politician, he also served the country in different capacities for three decade.”
The announcement of the vice presidential candidate was made on Saturday after a meeting of the parliamentary board at the BJP headquarters. Today, the nomination would be filled by Dhankar.
Dhankar comes from a small agrestic family in the Jhumjhunu district of Rajshtan. He received his primary education from Sanik School, Chittorgarh.
After getting a degree in Physics, he pursued an LLB from Rajasthan University. He has been a practitioner in the Rajasthan High Court as well as the apex Court of India. He was elected a member of Parliament from the Jhumjhunu district in 1989. He was also the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs in 1990. In 1993, he was elected to the Rajasthan Assembly from the Kishangarh constituency in Ajmer district. He served as the Governor of West Bengal in 2019.
The tenure of the current Vice President, Venkaiah Naidu, ends on August 10th, 2022. The nation is all set to honour the 16th Vice President thereafter.