New Delhi: National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Jagdeep Dhankar has been declared elected as the new Vice President of India.
Dhankar defeated Opposition candidate Margaret Alva by a margin of 346 votes.
He won by 346 votes as he bagged 528 of the total 725 votes that were cast, informed Lok Sabha General Secretary Utpal K Singh.
Singh said while 15 were termed invalid, Opposition candidate Margret Alva received 182 votes in the election.
Out of 780 electors comprising elected and nominated members of the Rajya Sabha and elected members of Lok Sabha, 725 electors cast their votes.
The total voter turnout was 92.94%, he added.