13th Vice-President of India Venkaiah Naidu has taken the oath: Here is all you need to know about him

Vice president Oath has been taken by Venkaiah Naidu

M Venkaiah Naidu today took oath as the new Vice President at a simple ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhavan’s Durbar Hall. Newly elected president Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office to the former Bharatiya Janata Party leader in Hindi.

Venkaiah Naidu

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Naidu remained PM Modi’s first choice

Well, Naidu, 68, who was hitherto part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet, succeeded Hamid Ansari who served two consecutive terms since August 2007. Nominated by the ruling BJP-led National Democratic Alliance, Naidu won the August 5 poll defeating former West Bengal Governor and Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson Gopalkrishna Gandhi.

Naidu’s victory

Naidu won 516 out of the 760 valid votes, winning the highest vote share in three decades in the vice presidential poll.

A two-time Union Minister and four-time Rajya Sabha member, Naidu earlier held the parliamentary affairs, information and broadcasting and urban development portfolios. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his predecessor Manmohan Singh and Union home minister Rajnath Singh were among those present on the occasion.

Earlier, Naidu paid floral tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat. He also paid tributes to Jan Sangh leader Deendayal Upadhyaya, besides Sardar Vallabhai Patel and Babasaheb BR Ambedkar.

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