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Venkaiah Naidu takes charge as Vice-President of India

Picture Courtesy The Indian Express
Picture Courtesy The Indian Express

Senior BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu was sworn-in as the  Vice-President of India on Friday with President Ram Nath Kovind administering the oath of office to the former Union minister.

According to media reports, The ceremony was conducted in the Durbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan. Naidu takes over the charge from Hamid Ansari whose second term ended on Thursday.

Naidu, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate, was elected as Vice-President after securing over two-thirds of votes polled.

Naidu got 516 votes out of total 771 votes cast while Opposition candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi could manage only 244. Of the 771 votes polled, 11 were found to be invalid. Although 785 MPs are there in both the Houses of Parliament, 14 MPs could not vote.

 

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