Venkaiah Naidu Sworn In As Vice President
11/08/2017 11:41 AM
M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday took oath as India's new Vice President. Nominated by the ruling BJP-led National Democratic Alliance, he won the vice presidential poll on August 5.
The swearing-in ceremony was held in the Durbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhawan here.
Earlier Naidu, 68, 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.
As Vice President, Naidu will be the Rajya Sabha chairman and the government is hopeful that his presence will result in the House running more smoothly. Opposition members, who outnumber treasury benches in the House, have often blocked its legislations.