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New Delhi: West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has been named as the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party-National Democratic Alliance’s vice-presidential candidate.
“After all considerations and consultations, we have decided to announce kisan putra (farmer’s son) Jagdeep Dhankhar as the BJP and NDA’s candidate for Vice President,” said BJP president J.P. Nadda at a press conference on Saturday, according to NDTV.
Nadda said Dhankhar had established himself as a “people’s governor”.
Taking to Twitter, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said:
Kisan Putra Jagdeep Dhankhar Ji is known for his humility. He brings with him an illustrious legal, legislative and gubernatorial career. He has always worked for the well-being of farmers, youth, women and the marginalised. Glad that he will be our VP candidate. @jdhankhar1 pic.twitter.com/TJ0d05gAa8
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 16, 2022
Dhankhar has often been in news for his run-ins with West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and her party the Trinamool Congress.
The term of current Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu will end on August 6.