Vice-Presidential election LIVE Updates: Polling begins in Parliament; PM Modi, MPs casts their vote


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The electoral college in the Vice-Presidential election comprises a total of 788 members of both Houses of Parliament.

With the support of some regional parties like the Janta Dal (United), YSRCP, BSP, AIADMK and Shiv Sena, NDA nominee Jagdeep Dhankhar is likely to get over 515 votes, enough for a comfortable win for him.

Opposition candidate Margaret Alva is likely to get over 200 votes, going by the support announced by parties like Congress, AAP, AIMIM, TRS and JMM for her candidature so far.

The Trinamool Congress, which has 23 MPs in Lok Sabha and 16 in Rajya Sabha, has decided to stay away from the V-P race.

Read the full article at: indiatoday.in


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