Jagdeep Dhankhar is nominated as NDA's candidate for Vice President: Biography, Education and Career

18 Jul, 2022
Jagdeep Dhankhar is nominated as NDA's candidate for Vice President: Biography, Education and Career

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has nominated West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar as the NDA's candidate for the next Vice President of India. The election of the Vice-President is to be held on August 6. If Jagdeep Dhankhar is elected as the Vice President, then it can help the BJP in the assembly elections to be held in Rajasthan in 2023 and Haryana in 2024. But who is Jagdeep Dhankhar? Let’s take a look at his biography.

Jagdeep Dhankhar Biography

Jagdeep Dhankhar is an Indian politician, who served as the Governor of West Bengal. He was a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party prior to becoming the Governor of West Bengal. He served as the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs in the Chandra Shekhar ministry.

Jagdeep Dhankhar Family and Education

Dhankhar was born on 18 May 1951 to Gokal Chand and Kesari Devi in Kithana, a small village in Jhunjhunu in the State of Rajasthan in a Hindu Jat family. Dhankhar married Sudesh Dhankhar in 1979, and they have a daughter, Kamna

Jagdeep Dhankhar completed his school education Sainik School, Chittorgarh and then graduated in B.Sc and LLB from the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. Dhankhar completed his primary and middle school education from Kithana Government School and Gharshana Government School respectively.

Jagdeep Dhankhar Career

Dhankhar enrolled with the Bar Council of Rajasthan as an Advocate in 1979. He was designated as Senior Advocate by the High Court of Judicature for Rajasthan in 1990, and was the senior-most designated Senior Advocate of the state till taking the oath as Governor on 30 July 2019.

He was a member of parliament from Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan during 1989–91 in the 9th Lok Sabha, representing Janata Dal. He was also a former Member of Legislative Assembly from Kishangarh, Rajasthan during 1993–98 in the 10th Legislative Assembly Rajasthan.

On 30 July 2019, President Ram Nath Kovind appointed him as Governor of West Bengal. T. B. Radhakrishnan, Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court administered the Oath of Office to Jagdeep Dhankhar on 30 July, 2019 at the Raj Bhavan, Kolkata.

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