Venkaiah Naidu Sworn In as 13th Vice President of India

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Venkaiah Naidu, former Union Minister, has been sworn-in as the 13th Vice President of India on Friday.

68-year-old Naidu was sworn in by the President Ramnath Kovind at a ceremony in the Durbal Hall of the iconic Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Venkaiah-Naidu01Naidu has also been welcomed as the new Chairman of the upper house of the Parliament, Rajya Sabha.

During the ceremony, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, senior BJP leader LK Advani along with other cabinet ministers were also present.

Venkaiah-NaiduNaidu was elected as the 13th Vice-president of India on last Saturday, when he won the vice-presidential election by a massive majority of 516 votes off total 760 votes and defeated the opposition’s candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi, who received 244 votes, thanks to the cross voting by various MLAs of Congress. The election has also received the largest polling percentage of 98.12.

By Prajakt K.