New Delhi: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar has been finalised as the ruling NDA’s candidate for the position of Vice President of India, BJP President JP Nadda announced on Saturday.
The decision was taken in a meeting of BJP’s Parliamentary Board, which was attended by PM Narendra Modi, Union Ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari among others.
Nadda said Dhankhar is a “kisan putra” (son of farmer) who established himself as “people’s governor”.
A former MP from Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan, Dhankar took charge as governor of West Bengal in July 2019.
He also served as a Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs in 1990. In 1993, he was elected to the Rajasthan assembly from the Kishangarh constituency in Ajmer district.