For the first time, the country has got a Vice President who belongs to the OBC community.
Jagdeep Dhankhar has been elected as the new Vice President of the country. He was pitted against joint opposition candidate Margaret Alva.
However, Dhankhar’s victory was already visible. About 93 percent of the MPs cast their votes in the voting on Saturday, while 55 MPs did not vote.
Of these 55 absent MPs, 34 are from TMC, 2 each from BJP-SP and Shiv Sena and one from BSP.
So far, there have been only two Vice Presidents in India, Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and Hamid Ansari, who got a second term.
At the same time, till now there have been 13 Vice-Presidents in the country, out of which 6 later became the President.
Gopal Swaroop Pathak, BD Jatti, Mohammad Hidayatullah, Krishan Kant, Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, Hamid Ansari and M Venkaiah Naidu, who were in the post of Vice President, could not become the President.
KR Narayanan and Hamid Ansari were the two Vice Presidents who were not leaders but bureaucrats.
Both of them were in the Indian Foreign Service.
Till now, only two BJP’s Bhairon Singh Shekhawat and M Venkaiah Naidu have been Vice Presidents. Congress has had the maximum number of five vice-presidents.
There were three Vice Presidents who were lawyers by profession- Gopal Swaroop Pathak, Mohammad Hidayatullah and R Venkataraman. If Jagdeep Dhankhar wins, he will be fourth.
R Venkataraman became the only Vice President who was a member of the Constituent Assembly and later became the President. Bhairon Singh Shekhawat was the only Vice President who contested the Presidential election while in this position and lost.
According to the Constitution, the Vice President is the second highest constitutional post after the President.
The Vice President is the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha. In the absence of the President, the Vice President takes his place.
According to the Constitution, both the President and the Vice President cannot be the same person.
Where the salary of the President is five lakh rupees a month. At the same time, the Vice President does not get any salary.
The salary he gets is as the Chairman of Rajya Sabha. As the Chairman of Rajya Sabha, he gets four lakh rupees per month.
If the Vice President performs the duties of the President in the absence of the President, then he will get the same salary and facilities as the President.
The Vice President performs this role when the President dies. But it can only be for a maximum of six months.
After this, the election of a new President is mandatory.