M Venkaiah Naidu Is India’s Next Vice President

Hyderabad: M Venkaiah Naidu, the candidate of the ruling BJP-led National Democratic Alliance, will be India’s next Vice President.

Mr Naidu received 516 votes defeating the opposition’s candidate, former West Bengal Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi, who got 244 votes.

A total of 771 of 785 votes, which is over 98 per cent, were cast by parliamentarians today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was one of the first to congratulate Mr Naidu on his win.

“I am confident M Venkaiah Naidu will serve the nation as a diligent and dedicated Vice President, committed to the the goal of nation building,” the PM tweeted.

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