M Venkaiah Naidu Is The New Vice President Of India

M Venkaiah Naidu Is The New Vice President Of India

M Venkaiah Naidu Is The New Vice President Of India

Counting of votes began at 6:00 pm and results were announced around 7:00 pm. Of the 771 votes polled, 11 were found to be invalid.

The new vice president will be sworn in on August 10 when incumbent Vice President Hamid Ansari's five-year term expires.

Gandhi was hoisted for the contest by Congress and several other smaller opposition parties. It was his tactical mind and national image that got him the National President position of the Bharatiya Janata Party in 2002.

The ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA), which has a majority in the Lok Sabha, will find it easy to place its candidate as the next vice president. He said, "Naidu has been our active and efficient colleague of many years".

Once an L K Advani protege, Naidu vigorously backed Modi for the Prime Minister's post before the 2014 elections. During NDA-1 government, BJP lacked the number to install a candidate for the Presidential post. "But Venkaiah considers the loyalty to his party the leitmotif of his political career", Archis Mohan writes for Business Standard. "I can not stay away from people by taking up any ceremonial position", He had declared he would neither want to become the rashtrapati (president) nor uparashtrapati (vice president) but was happy being Usha's pati (his spouse). As the new Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, Naidu says he will try ensure that all MPs make a meaningful contribution and live up to the expectations of the people. Naidu secured 516 votes out of the 760 valid votes.

Nominated Rajya Sabha member and actress Rekha also voted. "I was expecting handsome performance by united vote of opposition parties and I'm more than satisfied", Gandhi said.

Former Union Minister and NDA nominee M Venkaiah Naidu was today declared the victor of the election for the 15th vice president of India, completing the quartet of top four constitutional posts - President, Vice President, Prime Minister and Lok Sabha Speaker - going to persons from BJP with RSS background for the first time in 70 years.

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He also said that a letter was written by him to everyone seeking support and received a good response.

He also said that he is confident that Naidu will serve the nation with dedication.

While Gulam Nabi Azad has said that Opposition will never compromise on ideology whether we face defeat or victory.

Born in 1949 in Chavatapalem in Nellore district, Naidu acquired law degree from Andhra University College of Law Visakhapatnam. He holds a degree in political studies.

He was the convener of the Jai Prakash Narayan Kshatra Sangharsha Samiti of Andhra Pradesh, and actively participated in anti-emergency protests, for which he was imprisoned under the Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA), and remained behind bars for several months. He came in the spotlight for his prominent role in the Jai Andhra Movement in 1972. The Lok Sabha now has 544 members and the Rajya Sabha 244.

Known for his sharp repartee and wit, Naidu also served as BJP spokesperson from 1996 to 2000. The former member of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, the ideological wing of the BJP, was urban development minister in Modi government.

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