NDA's Venkaiah Naidu wins vice-presidential election

Narendra Modi inaugurates Annexe Extension Building

Narendra Modi inaugurates Annexe Extension Building

In a telephonic conversation after the results were declared, Ansari wished Naidu "the very best for his future role as the Vice-President of India and the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha", an official statement said.

Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad on Saturday said the votes in favour of the opposition candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi increased by 19 in the vice-presidential election compared to the President's election, which according to him was a positive thing.

Out of 760 valid votes, Naidu bagged 516 votes and UPA's candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi got 244 votes. In all, 771 votes were cast out of a total of 785 MPs eligible to vote.

Naidu held the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Urban Affairs in the Modi Cabinet and has also served as the minister of parliamentary affairs. Mr Naidu, who has travelled the length and breadth of the country for party related activities, often says jokingly that his own grandchildren should call him "TV tata (grandfather)" as his work keeps him away from home for many days.

Veteran BJP leader and India's former minister of Information and Broadcasting; Urban Development; and Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, is the most likely victor of this weekend's vice-presidential election of India.

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"I love all challenges", Naidu said the other day, as he prepared to take up the task rather than retire to native Andhra Pradesh by 2019. "Thank all those who voted against NDA". This was a political fight between two trends.

In a two-page letter to MPs, Naidu said on Friday that he would "uphold the dignity of office and protect our collective constitutional inheritance".

However, he was picked to lead the NDA charge, and comfortably beat his opponent Gopal Krishna Gandhi by 272 votes.

BJP president Amit shah was unhappy with the conduct of the lawmakers. Venkaiah Naidu's victory is nearly certain to his party, the BJP, along with the other factions supporting them. "(I) will cherish this aspect of our association". The Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the first to cast his vote.

He served as the party spokesperson from 1996 to 2000. The Vice President Ansari's term comes to an end on August 10, 2017. Naidu was a fire fighter for the Prime Minister, defending him on several issues. "Still, I became the president of the party", he pointed out recently in Mumbai.

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