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    M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday took oath as the new Vice President at a simple ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan’s Durbar Hall here. President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office to the former Bharatiya Janata Party leader in Hindi. Naidu, 68, who was hitherto part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet, succeeded M. Hamid Ansari who served two consecutive terms since August 2007.
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    PM Narendra Modi congratulated Venkaiah Naidu on being sworn in as the Vice President of India. “Venkaiah Naidu ji knows the working of Rajya Sabha very well. He has been in the house for so long,” said PM.

  • 11:06 AM IST

    Venkaiah Naidu is the first Vice President of India to be born after Independence, says PM Narendra Modi in Rajya Sabha.

  • 10:22 AM IST

    Venkaiah Naidu on Friday took oath as India’s new Vice President. Naidu won the vice presidential poll on August 5. Before taking over as the 13th Vice President of India, Naidu paid floral tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at the Rajghat. He also paid tributes to Jan Sangh leader Deendayal Upadhyaya, besides Sardar Vallabhai Patel and Babasaheb B.R. Ambedkar.

  • 10:18 AM IST
    Venkaiah Naidu was on Friday sworn-in as the 13th Vice President of India. President Ram Nath Kovind administrated him the oath of office and secrecy at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Naidu will now take over as the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha in Parliament.
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    LIVE – Venkaiah Naidu Swearing-in Ceremony: The former BJP leader is now taking oath as the next Vice President of India.

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    LIVE – Venkaiah Naidu Swearing-in Ceremony: Naidu, who will succeed Hamid Ansari, will be administered the oath of office by the new President of India Ram Nath Kovind shortly.

New Delhi, Aug 11: M Venkaiah Naidu will take oath as the 13th Vice President of India today at 10 AM. The oath taking ceremony of Venkaiah Naidu will take place in Darbar Hall at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Before he is sworn in as Vice President, Naidu will pay tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat. Naidu, who was nominated by Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance, defeated opposition’s candidate Goplakrishna Gandhi in the vice presidential election. We will be updating live on swearing-in ceremony of Venkaiah Naidu.

Prior to the formal function, Venkaiah Naidu will pay tributes to Jan Sangh leader Deendayal Upadhyaya, Sardar Vallabhai Patel and Dr BR Ambedkar. Naidu was elected the next Vice President of India on August 5, defeating opposition candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi by a margin of 272 votes. With 516 votes, Naidu received 67.9 per cent vote share. It was the highest vote share in 30 years.

Before officially taking over the Vice President’s post, Venkaiah Naidu said as Chairman of the Rajya Sabha he would sincerely try to steer the functioning of the House without “fear or favour” and uphold its dignity and decorum with the cooperation of all members. Naidu, who will succeed Hamid Ansari, said he was “humbled by the honour bestowed on me by electing me to the office of the Vice President of India” by virtue of which he also becomes the chairperson of the Rajya Sabha.