The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has voted in the 2022 Vice President election.
In a tweet, the Prime Minister said:
“Voted in the 2022 Vice President election.”
The position of Vice President– the second-highest constitutional post in the country– is elected via an electoral college consisting of members of the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha.
National Democratic Alliance’s (NDA) vice-presidential candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar and Opposition nominee Margaret Alva are the two contenders for election to the Office of the Vice President.
On July 18, Dhankhar filed his nomination papers before the Returning Officer and Secretary General, of the Lok Sabha.
Meanwhile, Alva filed her nomination for the vice presidential election on July 19. Opposition parties on July 17 had decided to field the former Rajasthan Governor as their joint candidate for the vice presidential election.