The Opposition’s Vice Presidential candidate Margaret Alva on Saturday congratulated NDA’s Jagdeep Dhankhar for successful the ballot and famous that whereas this election is over, the battle for safeguarding the Structure, strengthening democracy and restoring Parliament’s dignity will proceed.
She hit out at some opposition events for supporting the BJP on this election “instantly or not directly” and mentioned it was an try to “derail” the thought of a united opposition.
Ms Alva mentioned she believes that by supporting the BJP on this election, such events and leaders have broken their very own credibility.
“Congratulations to Mr Dhankhar on being elected Vice President! I wish to thank all of the leaders of the Opposition, and MPs from throughout events who voted for me on this election.
Congratulations to Mr Dhankhar on being elected Vice President!
I wish to thank all of the leaders of the Opposition, and MPs from throughout events who voted for me on this election.
Additionally, all of the volunteers for his or her selfless service throughout our brief however intense marketing campaign.
— Margaret Alva (@alva_margaret) August 6, 2022
“Additionally, all of the volunteers for his or her selfless service throughout our brief however intense marketing campaign,” she mentioned quickly after Mr Dhankhar was declared elected because the 14th Vice President of India.
Mr Dhankhar, a former governor of West Bengal, secured 528 votes whereas 80-year-old Ms Alva obtained 182.
“This election was a chance for the opposition to work collectively, to depart the previous behind and construct belief amongst one another. Sadly, some opposition events selected to instantly or not directly assist the BJP, in an try to derail the thought of a united opposition.
“It’s my perception that by doing so, these events and their leaders have broken their very own credibility,” she mentioned in an obvious dig on the opposition events who prolonged their assist to NDA on this election.
“This election is over. The battle for safeguarding our Structure, strengthening our democracy and restoring the dignity of Parliament, will proceed,” she additionally mentioned in a collection of tweets.
The Trinamool Congress with 36 MPs, together with 23 in Lok Sabha, abstained from this election. Another events just like the BSP and SAD prolonged their assist to NDA’s Dhankhar.
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