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Here's what Jagdeep Dhankhar will bring to the table if elected as VP

The election of Jagdeep Dhankhar as vice-president is hardly a challenge but as VP and, therefore, chairman of the Rajya Sabha, he will inherit a troubled legacy


NDA’s vice-presidential candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar (Photo: PTI)

Aditi Phadnis New Delhi
Arun Jaitley, who was Union finance minister, would have been a happy man today. Jagdeep Dhankhar (71), who was his pick for governor of West Bengal, is almost certain to be elected vice-president of India on August 5. The two were in jobs that approximated each other in 1989-90: Jaitley as additional solicitor general and Dhankhar as a Supreme Court lawyer as well as Lok Sabha MP, representing Jhunjhunu from 1989 to 1991. They became friends.

In Rajasthan, he is better known as a criminal lawyer: He started practice in the Rajasthan High Court and became the youngest president of

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First Published: Jul 31 2022 | 4:46 PM IST

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