Vice presidential polls LIVE: PM Modi, Manmohan Singh and others cast vote to elect India’s next Vice President

11:59 (IST) Vice Presidential Polls Live Opposition's Vice Presidential candidate Margaret Alva arrives at the Parliament The 80-year-old Margaret Alva is a Congress veteran and has served as governor of Rajasthan and Uttarakhand Alva is likely to get over 200 votes, going by the support announced by parties for her candidature so far. #WATCH | Delhi: Opposition's Vice Presidential candidate Margaret Alva arrives at the Parliament. Voting is underway for the VP polls today. pic.twitter.com/CcBLuzzw49 — ANI (@ANI) August 6, 2022 11:47 (IST) Vice Presidential Polls Live Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh casts his vote  Delhi | Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh casts his vote for the Vice Presidential election. pic.twitter.com/FwzDBWrGfL — ANI (@ANI) August 6, 2022 11:45 (IST) Vice Presidential Polls Live Union ministers Nitin Gadkari and Dharmendra Pradhan cast votes Delhi | Union ministers Nitin Gadkari and Dharmendra Pradhan cast votes for the Vice Presidential election at Parliament pic.twitter.com/Z5irlDxbWm — ANI (@ANI) August 6, 2022 11:38 (IST) Vice Presidential Polls Live Union Minister Rajnath Singh, Piyush Goyal cast their votes Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Piyush Goyal along with BJP chief JP Nadda cast their votes for the Vice Presidential election at Parliament House.  Delhi | Union ministers Rajnath Singh & Piyush Goyal along with BJP chief JP Nadda cast votes for the Vice Presidential election at Parliament pic.twitter.com/J06yTFnv67 — ANI (@ANI) August 6, 2022 11:15 (IST) Vice Presidential Polls Live Amit Shah casts his vote for the Vice Presidential election Union Home Minister Amit Shah casts his vote for the Vice Presidential election, at the Parliament Delhi | Union Home Minister Amit Shah casts his vote for the Vice Presidential election, at the Parliament pic.twitter.com/eH75fIzcRe — ANI (@ANI) August 6, 2022 11:12 (IST) Vice Presidential Polls Live Former PM and Congress MP Dr Manmohan Singh arrives at Parliament to cast his vote Former Prime Minister and Congress MP Dr Manmohan Singh arrived at the Parliament House on Saturday to cast their vote in the vice-presidential elections. Delhi | Former Prime Minister and Congress MP Dr Manmohan Singh arrives at the Parliament to cast his vote for the Vice Presidential election. pic.twitter.com/OK0GsY5npL — ANI (@ANI) August 6, 2022 11:09 (IST) Vice Presidential Polls Live Union ministers Jyotiraditya Scindia and Rajeev Chandrasekhar cast their vote Union ministers Jyotiarditya Scindia and Rajeev Chandrasekhar cast their vote at Parliament House on Saturday for the vice-presidential elections. Union Ministers Jyotiraditya Scindia and Rajeev Chandrasekhar cast their votes for the Vice Presidential election, at the Parliament. pic.twitter.com/rhbjeT8qwd — ANI (@ANI) August 6, 2022 11:05 (IST) Vice Presidential Polls Live PM Modi casts his vote Voted in the 2022 Vice President election. pic.twitter.com/I6bn4MFDu2 — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 6, 2022 10:44 (IST) Vice Presidential Polls Live TMC to not vote in vice-president polls Trinamool Congress (TMC) had decided to abstain from the vote, as they pointed out on 'not been consulted” on Margaret Alva's candidature. TMC MP and Parliamentary Party leader in Lok Sabha Sudip Bandyopadhyay wrote to Sisir Adhikari, who is an MP from TMC, informing him to abstain from voting as decided by the party. TMC MP and Parliamentary Party leader in Lok Sabha Sudip Bandyopadhyay writes to Sisir Adhikari, who is still an MP from TMC, informing him to abstain from voting for Vice President election as decided and announced by the party. pic.twitter.com/Z9EwqAJNeu — ANI (@ANI) August 6, 2022 10:38 (IST) Vice Presidential Polls Live Union ministers cast their votes Union Minister Jitendra Singh and Ashwini Vaishnaw cast their votes for the Vice Presidential election Delhi | Union Minister Jitendra Singh and Ashwini Vaishnaw cast their votes for the Vice Presidential election, at the Parliament. pic.twitter.com/quciT0VxhD — ANI (@ANI) August 6, 2022 10:25 (IST) Vice Presidential Polls Live Polling to elect next Vice President begins; PM Modi casts vote Polling to elect the next Vice President of India began at 10 am, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi being among the first ones to cast vote. The polling will continue till 5 pm, following which the counting of ballots will take place. National Democratic Alliance (NDA) nominee and former West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar (71) is pitted against joint Opposition candidate Margaret Alva (80). With the ruling BJP having an absolute majority in the Lok Sabha and 91 members in the Rajya Sabha, Dhankhar has a clear edge over his rival. He is likely to succeed incumbent M Venkaiah Naidu, whose tenure ends on 10 August. PTI #WATCH | Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi casts his vote for the Vice Presidential election, at the Parliament pic.twitter.com/cJWlgGHea7 — ANI (@ANI) August 6, 2022 10:15 (IST) Vice Presidential Polls Live Vice Presidential polls start The votes will be counted today and the next Vice-President will take the oath of office on 11 August, a day after the term of the incumbent Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu ends. #JagdeepDhankhar vs #MargaretAlva | Voting for the Vice Presidential election begins. Votes will be counted today itself and the next Vice-President will take the oath of office on August 11 – a day after the term of the incumbent Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu ends. pic.twitter.com/bm2ILH5dYz — ANI (@ANI) August 6, 2022 09:58 (IST) Vice Presidential Polls Live Margaret Alva faces an uphill task Margaret Alva can expect 26 per cent votes (around 200). She has the support of Congress, MK Stalin's DMK, Lalu Yadav's Rashtriya Janata Dal, Sharad Pawar's Nationalist Congress Party and Akhilesh Yadav's Samajwadi Party and the Left parties. 09:41 (IST) Vice Presidential Polls Live AAP to support Margaret Alva for Vice President The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday decided to extend its support to the joint opposition candidate Margaret Alva for Vice President. The decision was taken in the meeting of party’s Political Affairs Committee. 09:23 (IST) Vice Presidential Polls Live How many members will vote in the vice presidential election? The electoral college in the vice presidential election comprises a total of 788 members of both Houses of Parliament. Since all the electors are members of both Houses of Parliament, the value of vote of each MP would be the same, one, according to the Election Commission. The election is held in accordance with the system of proportional representation by means of a single transferable vote and the voting at such election is by secret ballot. 09:03 (IST) Vice Presidential Polls Live Telugu Desam, BSP, BJD to vote for Jagdeep Dhankhar Telugu Desam Party, Bahujan Samaj Party, and Biju Janta Dal will vote for NDA's candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar today. 08:55 (IST) Vice Presidential Polls Live ‘Like Odisha stood behind Murmu,’ an appeal from Karnataka Congress Karnataka Congress said as Odisha stood behind Droupadi Murmu who became the President of India last month, all Karnataka MPs should vote for Margaret Alva, a Kannadiga. All Karnataka MPs, across party lines, should stand together and unitedly vote for a Kannadiga, Smt. Margaret Alva as VP, just as all of Orissa stood behind Smt Murmu when she was the candidate for President. It will be a matter of pride for Kannadigas. — Karnataka Congress (@INCKarnataka) August 5, 2022 08:34 (IST) Vice Presidential Polls Live TRS to Support Margaret Alva in Vice Presidential Poll The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) will support opposition nominee Margaret Alva in the Vice Presidential poll, party leader Keshav Rao said on Friday. 08:23 (IST) Vice Presidential Polls Live Mayawati announces support for Jagdeep Dhankhar Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati has announced her party's support for NDA's Vice-Presidential candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar. 08:07 (IST) Vice Presidential Polls Live BJP organises VP poll mock drill for NDA MPs The BJP on Friday organised a mock voting drill for NDA coalition MPs ahead of the vice-presidential election. BJP president J P Nadda and several Union ministers were present during the exercise. Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi and Union Minister Bhupender Yadav oversaw it. After the exercise, NDA's vice-presidential nominee Jagdeep Dhankar reached Parliament and thanked the MPs of the ruling alliance for nominating him as their candidate. PTI 08:03 (IST) Vice Presidential Polls Live Electoral fate of Dhankhar, Alva to be decided today The 80-year-old Margaret Alva is a Congress veteran and has served as governor of Rajasthan and Uttarakhand, while the 71-year-old Jagdeep Dhankhar is a Jat leader from Rajasthan with socialist background. Polling for the #VicePresidentialElections2022 to be held today. Jagdeep Dhankhar is the vice-presidential candidate of the ruling NDA, while the opposition, led by the Congress has chosen Margaret Alva as its candidate for the post (file pics) pic.twitter.com/jahZFuPNtK — ANI (@ANI) August 6, 2022 07:58 (IST) Vice Presidential Polls Live Vice President elections to be held today The Vice-Presidential elections will be held in the Parliament House from 10 am to 5 pm today and the results are likely later in the evening. Vice presidential polls:  PM Modi, Manmohan Singh and others cast vote to elect India’s next Vice President Vice President polls start; Jagdeep Dhankhar, Margaret Alva in fray Numbers stacked in favour of NDA's Jagdeep Dhankhar Members of Parliament of both houses will vote on Saturday to elect the next Vice President of India in an election where NDA candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar is pitted against Opposition pick Margaret Alva. With numbers stacked in favour of the NDA, former West Bengal governor Dhankhar is set for an easy win. Cracks were visible in opposition unity as Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress decided to abstain from voting alleging lack of consultations while deciding on the name of Alva. The 80-year-old Alva is a Congress veteran and has served as governor of Rajasthan and Uttarakhand, while the 71-year-old Dhankhar is a Jat leader from Rajasthan with socialist background. Alva, however, received the backing of regional party Telangana Rashtra Samithi(TRS) on Friday, two days after Aam Aadmi Party and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) lent their support to the opposition candidate. The AIMIM has also extended its support to Alva. With the support of some regional parties like the Janta Dal (United), YSRCP, BSP, AIADMK and Shiv Sena, the NDA nominee is likely to get over 515 votes, enough for a comfortable win for him. Alva is likely to get over 200 votes, going by the support announced by parties for her candidature so far. The Trinamool Congress, which has 23 MPs in Lok Sabha and 16 in Rajya Sabha, has decided to stay away from the vice presidential election. "If Parliament is to function effectively, MPs, independent of their parties, must find ways to rebuild trust and restore broken communication amongst each other. In the end, it is the MPs who determine the character of our Parliament," Alva said in a fresh video message ahead of elections. She said she has seen debates and differences and yet an atmosphere of give and take, which is now lacking. "The time has come for all parties to get together and to restore the faith and the trust in each other and restore the dignity of Parliament," Alva said in her fresh appeal to MPs. Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge also hosted a dinner on Thursday night to thank all opposition MPs who are supporting Alva. Dhankhar, on the other hand met a number of BJP MPs at his residence on Friday. These include Sushil Kumar Modi, Gautam Gambhir, Rajyavardhan Rathore, Rajendra Agrawal, Pradeep Choudhary and Kartikeya Sharma, among others. He has been meeting party MPs while seeking their support for the poll. While polling will be held from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, the ballots will be counted immediately after that. By late Saturday evening, the returning officer will announce the name of the next vice president. Members of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, including nominated members, are eligible to vote in the vice presidential poll. The term of incumbent M Venkaiah Naidu ends on 10 August. The vice president is also the chairperson of Rajya Sabha. The electoral college in the vice presidential election comprises a total of 788 members of both Houses of Parliament. Since all the electors are members of both Houses of Parliament, the value of vote of each MP would be the same -- one, the Election Commission has said. The election is held in accordance with the system of proportional representation by means of a single transferable vote and the voting at such election is by secret ballot. There is no concept of open voting in this election and showing the ballot to anyone under any circumstances in the case of presidential and vice-presidential elections is totally prohibited, the EC has cautioned, adding that parties cannot issue whip to its MPs in the matter of voting. Unlike the presidential poll where voting takes place in multiple locations as elected MLAs, not nominated, also form part of the electoral college, in the vice presidential election, voting takes place in Parliament House. Read all the Latest News , Trending News ,  Cricket News , Bollywood News , India News and Entertainment News here. Follow us on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram .

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