New Delhi, July 18, 2022, Monday
Elections are being held between NDA’s Dvopadi Murmu and Opposition’s Yashwantsinha for the post of President. While Jagdeep Dhankhede from NDA and the opposition have nominated Margaret Alva for the post of Vice President. The tenure of the current Vice President Venkayanaidu is coming to an end.
However, it will be surprising to know that in the history of independent India, only the Vice President became the President 6 times. Once it became a tradition. Let’s talk about the name of whom Teacher’s Day is celebrated is Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan. Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, who was the Vice Chancellor of Banaras University, was the first President to come from the southern state of Andhra Pradesh.
He was also the Vice President for a long time during the time of President Rajendra Prasad. When Radhakrishnan became the President on 13 May 1962, Dr. Zakirhusen was the Vice President and he got the opportunity to become the President after Radhakrishnan’s retirement. VV Giri, known as Indira Gandhi’s candidate, was also the Vice President during Zakir Hussain’s tenure.
This tradition was broken for the first time when Gopal Swarup Pathak, who was the Vice President during the time of VV Giri, did not get this opportunity. R. Venkataraman, who served as Vice-President during the tenure of Giani Zailsingh as President till 1982, became President in 1987. After Venkataraman, Vice President Shankar Dayal Sharma assumed the post of President in 1992.
Meanwhile, KR Narayanan, who was serving as the Vice President, later became the President. Krishnapal Singh became the Vice President during KR Narayanan’s tenure but died while in office. Hamid Ansari retired as Vice President. BJP’s Bhenrosingh assumed the post of Vice President but he could not become the President. Vekaya Naidu also remained the Vice President but could not become the President.