Venkaiah Naidu takes oath as 13 Vice President of India

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Vice President of India Venkaiah Naidu
Vice President of India Venkaiah Naidu

New Delhi : Former Union Minister Vankaiah Naidu on Friday took oath as 13th Vice President of India in New Delhi.

The 68-year-old, who defeated Gopalkrishna Gandhi in the polls, took oath at Rashtrapati Bhawan in the national capital.

“I am very humbled. I am also thankful to the Prime Minister and all party leaders for their support. I will seek to utilise the vice-presidential institution to strengthen the hands of the president and secondly uphold the dignity of the Upper House,” Naidu said after his victory.

Rajya Sabha on Thursday gave an emotional farewell to Hamid Ansari.