New Delhi: M Venkaiah Naidu, 68, who was elected as India’s 13th Vice President on August 5 took oath on Friday.
Venkaiah Naidu had defeated former West Bengal Governor and Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson Gopalkrishna Gandhi, the opposition candidate.
Naidu is a two-time Union minister and four-time Rajya Sabha member. Before he was NDA’s Vice Presidential candidate he held the portfolios of Parliamentary Affairs, Information and Broadcasting and Urban Development.
Naidu succeeded Hamid Ansari who finished his decade-long tenure as Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman yesterday.