Hamid Ansari re-elected as India's vice-president

Of the 736 votes cast, Ansari got 490 votes, 252 more than his opponent Jaswant Singh


Reuters August 07, 2012

NEW DELHI: Hamid Ansari has been re-elected as India's vice-president, a government official said on Tuesday.

Of the 736 votes cast, Ansari got 490 votes, 252 more than his opponent Jaswant Singh. Eight votes were declared invalid.

"I declare Hamid Ansari as duly elected to the office of the vice-president of India," the returning officer for the poll told reporters.

Ansari, 75, was supported by lawmakers of the Congress-led coalition. The retired diplomat first became vice-president in 2007.

In July, former finance minister Pranab Mukherjee was elected to the ceremonial post of president last month.

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SAY | 8 years ago | Reply

@bharat: Your statements are not correct. You can not blame all muslims of India b'coz of few misguided or illiterate people. We Indians should never entertain such thoughts in our mind for our fellow countrymen. Otherwise what is difference between us Indians and Pakistanis.

Chetan | 8 years ago | Reply

@bharat : Me too strongly disagree to ur comments. There are many patriotic Muslims in India before independence and after too. We respect them.

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