Saturday, August 5, 2017

Venkaiah Naidu becomes India's 13th Vice-President

Venkaiah Naidu becomes India's
13th Vice-President

New Delhi: Veteran BJP leader and NDA candidate Venkaiah Naidu was on Saturday, 5th August 2017 elected 13th Vice-President of India after bagging majority of the votes of the electoral college comprising both the Houses of Parliament.
Naidu got 516 votes while his rival and former West Bengal governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi received 244 votes. He won with huge margin of 272 votes.
The election saw almost 100 percent voting with 771 members casting their votes out of the 785 members. The voting percentage was 98.21 percent.

Shortly after he was elected as the new Vice President, Naidu said as Chairman of the Rajya Sabha he would sincerely try to steer the functioning of the House without "fear or favour" and uphold its dignity with cooperation of all members.

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