NEW DELHI: The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) on Saturday announced West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar as its candidate for the election to the post of Vice President of India.
Prior to the announcement, he called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here.
Dhankhar, who has been in public life for more than three decades, is poised to become the next Vice President as the BJP and its allies have a very comfortable majority in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.
Born in family of farmers in a remote village in Rajasthan’s Jhunjhunu, Dhankhar worked tirelessly to become a successful professional before entering public life.
He completed his school education from Sainik School, Chittorgarh. After finishing his graduation in Physics, he pursued law from the Rajasthan University.
Despite being a first generation professional, he became one of the leading lawyers in Rajasthan. Dhankhar has practiced in both the Rajasthan High Court and the Supreme Court of India.
He took a political plunge by winning the parliamentary elections from Jhunjhunu in 1989.
“Dhankhar’s life story reflects the spirit of new India – overcoming innumerable social and economic hurdles and achieving one’s goals,” said a political observer.
He was appointed the Governor of West Bengal in July 2019.