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Venkaiah Naidu is New Vice President of India

Venkaiah Naidu, the candidate of the ruling BJP-led National Democratic Alliance, will be India's next Vice President. Mr Naidu received 516 votes defeating the opposition's candidate, former West Bengal Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi, who got 244 votes. A total of 771 of 785 votes, which is over 98 per cent, were cast by parliamentarians on 5th August 2017.
"I'm very humbled, thankful to the Prime Minister and all party leaders for their support," Mr. Naidu tells PTI. "I will seek to utilise the vice-presidential institution to strengthen the hands of the President and to uphold dignity of the Upper House." Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates Mr. Naidu. "Congratulations to Venkaiah Naidu Garu on being elected India’s Vice President. My best wishes for a fruitful & motivating tenure," he tweets.