Vice Presidential Election 2022: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati announced the support of the NDA candidate after the presidential election, taking a different stand against the opposition in the vice-presidential election as well. He has made it clear that BSP will vote for NDA candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar.
Voting for the post of Vice President is to be held on 6 August. Earlier, the BSP supremo surprised everyone by declaring support for the NDA candidate. He said in a tweet that his party has decided to support NDA candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar in the Vice Presidential election.
He wrote- ‘It is well known that due to the lack of consensus between the power and the opposition in the election for the highest Presidential post of the country, the election was held again for this. Now due to the same situation, the election for the post of Vice President is also going to be held on 6th August.
In another tweet, Mayawati wrote- Mayawati said in another tweet, ‘BSP has decided to extend its support to Jagdeep Dhankhar in such a situation keeping in mind the wider public interest and its movement in the election for the post of Vice President. And which I am also formally announcing today.
Supported NDA in Presidential election
The BSP had earlier supported the NDA candidate in the presidential election as well. Mayawati voted in favor of Draupadi Murmu. BSP says that their decision has been taken independently. It is neither in support of the ruling party nor against the opposition.
Venkaiah Naidu’s term ending on August 10
The tenure of current President Venkaiah Naidu is ending on August 10. Votes for the Vice Presidential election will be held on 6 August. The counting of votes will also take place on the same day.
Margaret Alva is the opposition candidate against Jagdeep Dhankhar
In the Vice Presidential election, the Bharatiya Janata Party has nominated Jagdeep Dhankhar, the Governor of West Bengal, and the opposition parties have chosen Margaret Alva as the candidate against him. Margaret Alva has also been governor.