Pics: Meet M Venkaiah Naidu, India's new Vice President

New Delhi: M Venkaiah Naidu, 68, has been sworn-in as the 13th Vice President of India. He comfortably defeated  former West Bengal Governor and Mahatma Gandhi's grandson Gopalkrishna Gandhi, who was the opposition candidate. Naidu succeeded Hamid Ansariwho was the vic president of India for a decade an also Rajya Sabha Chairman.

 After winning the vice-presidential poll Mr Naidu said, "India stands for: Integrated National Development Impacting All Indians, equally well. This is the mission for India." The most interesting was when he said that now he was a no party man.

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.

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