Venkaiah Naidu sworn-in as the13th Vice President of India at a ceremony at Durbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan in in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former PM Manmohan Singh.
The 68-year-old was administered oath of office by newly-elected President Ram Nath Kovind at a function in Rashtrapati Bhavan. Naidu, who contested the election against Opposition candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi, had secure 516 votes against the latter’s 244. Naidu was sworn in in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former PM Manmohan Singh.
Naidu was greeted with a warm welcome in the Rajya Sabha,After the oath . The Vice-President also serves as the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha.