As Vice Presidential Elections Around Corner, A Look at 6 VPs Who Went on to Become Presidents

The stage is about for the August 6 vice-presidential election the place NDA nominee Jagdeep Dhankhar has been pitted in opposition to Opposition joint candidate Margaret Alva. Given the NDA’s numbers in Parliament, Dhankhar is probably going to succeed Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu whose time period of workplace comes to an finish on August 10.

According to Article 65 of the Indian Constitution, the Vice President, who can be ex officio Chairman of the Council of the States (Rajya Sabha), shall act as President within the occasion of the incidence of any emptiness within the workplace of the President by motive of his demise, resignation or elimination, or in any other case.

In the historical past, there have been situations when the Vice President went on to turn into the President of India. Here’s a glance at the personalities who have been first elected as Vice presidents and later turned Presidents.

1) Dr S Radhakrishnan

Born on September 5, 1888, Dr S Radhakrishnan served as Vice-President of India from 1952 to 1962. After two phrases as Vice President, he succeeded Dr Rajendra Prasad because the President of India in 1962 and remained in workplace in 1967. Dr Radhakrishnan handed away on April 17, 1975.

2) Dr Zakir Hussain

Dr Zakir Hussain assumed the workplace of vice-president on May 13, 1967. After 5 years as Vice President, he succeeded Dr Radhakrishnan because the third President of India in 1967. He served because the President until his premature demise in May 1969.

3) V V Giri

VV Giri took over because the Vice President of India on May 13, 1967. After Hussain’s demise, Giri additionally took cost because the appearing president. Later, he resigned from each the posts– vice-president and appearing president– to contest the presidential election. Giri was sworn in because the President of India on August 24, 1969.

4) R Venkataraman

Ramaswami Venkataraman served because the Vice President of India from August 31, 1984. Three years later, he resigned from the publish and succeeded Gyani Zail Singh as the following President 25 July, 1987.

5) Dr Shankar Dayal Sharma

After R Venkataram’s resignation because the Vice President, the election for the publish was introduced and 27 candidates filed their nomination. On scrutiny, the Returning Officer discovered just one nomination legitimate, that of Shankar Dayal Sharma, in accordance to India Today. Sharma was elected unopposed to the publish of vice-president in 1987. After his tenure as Vice President ended on July 24, 1992, Sharma succeeded R Venkataraman because the President. He served because the President until July 25, 1997.

6) Okay R Narayanan

Okay R Narayanan gained the vice-presidential election following resignation of Shankar Dayal Sharma resigned as vice-president in 1992. He remained in workplace until July 24, 1997. He additionally contested 1997 Presidential elections and defeated T N Seshan to turn into the following President of India.

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