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PM Modi, Manmohan Singh, others cast their vote for V-P polls

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi voted on Saturday along with other parliamentarians for the vice-presidential elections.

The polling started at 10am and is currently underway at the Parliament House.

Union ministers Jitendra Singh Ashwini Vaishnaw, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Arjun Ram Meghwal and V Muraleedharan, BJP chief whip Rakesh Singh, TRS MPs and YSRCP’S Raghu Rama Krishna Raju have cast their vote, reported PTI.

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived at the Parliament House on a wheelchair to cast his vote.

The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance has nominated former West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankar while former Union minister Margaret Alva has been named Opposition’s candidate for the vice-president’s election. With numbers heavily stacked against Alva, Dhankar is expected to register a comfortable win.

On Friday, BJP organised a mock voting drill for coalition MPs during which party president J P Nadda and several Union ministers were present. The process was supervised by Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi and Union minister Bhupender Yadav. After the exercise, Dhankar reached Parliament and thanked the MPs of the ruling alliance for nominating him as their candidate.

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