Jat votes in Rajasthan: what will be the benefit of the BJP for the nomination of Jagdeep Dhankhar for the post of vice president

New Delhi: The son of a farmer, first-generation lawyer and public governor, BJP chief JP Nadda spoke about him as he announced the name of West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar as the NDA’s presidential candidate.

In 2019, Dhankhar was appointed governor of West Bengal, mainly because of his legal experience in a state ruled by the opposition. Three years later, if elected on August 6, he will make things easier with his understanding of the law as he tries to keep his balance in the Rajya Sabha.

Dhankhar’s appointment is also important from a political point of view, as the BJP tries to convince Jats, who has been angry with the Modi government since the times of agrarian unrest. The community has considerable influence in Rajasthan, where elections will be called next year, and in Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh. After Dhankhar is elected, Rajasthan will have the distinction of sending presiding leaders to both houses of Parliament: Lok Sabha chairman Om Birla is a Kota MP.

Party sources Bharatiya Janata (BJP) said that by presenting a Jat candidate, the party will be able to break the unity between the opposition parties, as seen in the case of presidential candidate Draupadi Murmu.

Born into a farming family in a remote village in Rajasthan’s Jhunjhunu district, Dhankhar completed his studies at Sainik School, Chittorgarh. After graduating in physics from Maharaja College, Jaipur, he did an LLB at Rajasthan University in 1979.

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