Venkaiah Naidu is next Vice President of India

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New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) NDA nominee M. Venkaiah Naidu was on Saturday elected the next Vice President of India, defeating opposition candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi by a margin of 272 votes.

Naidu secured 516 votes while Gandhi got 244 votes. Of the 771 votes polled, 11 votes were declared invalid.

“As M. Venkaiah Naidu secured greater than the requisite quota of votes, I declare him as duly elected to the office of the Vice President of India,” Secretary General of Rajya Sabha and Returning Officer, Shumsher K. Sheriff, told reporters.

–IANS

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