West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar set to be next Vice-President

West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar set to be next Vice-President

West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar is set to succeed M Venkaiah Naidu as the country’s vice-president. BJP president JP Nadda announced Dhankhar as the party’s and NDA’s candidate for the August 6 vice-presidential elections after the party’s parliamentary board endorsed the 71-year-old Jat leader from Rajasthan, supposedly Prime Minister Narendra Modi's choice, for the constitutional position. The victory of Dhankhar, who had acrimonious ties with West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, is seen as a foregone conclusion as BJP has a majority of its own in the 780-member strong electoral college comprising elected members of the two Houses of Parliament.