What a beautiful day it is today!
After securing the grand victory in the Vice-Presidential elections, Venkaiah Naidu has been sworn as the 13th Vice-President of India today. He succeeds Hamid Ansari, a former Vice-President who held the rudders for a decade. Naidu was administrated by the oath by President Ram Nath Kovind at a function at Rashtrapathi Bhavan, New Delhi. As the Vice-President of India, Naidu will be holding the second highest constitutional office in the country.
The Oath Of Honorable Personality
By 10.07 am, Venkaiah Naidu sworn as the 13th Vice-President of India.
Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi was present in the ceremony.
Mr.Naidu polled a massive 516 of the total 760 votes, aided by cross-voting by Opposition MPs in the election. The elections saw the highest polling percentage at 98.12%.
At the end, entire Bhavan filled with National Anthem and yes, for India, that will be treasured as beautiful moment.
After the election victory, “I am very humbled. I am also thankful to the Prime Minister and all party leaders for their support. I will seek to utilise the vice-presidential institution to strengthen the hands of the president and secondly uphold the dignity of the Upper House,” Naidu said.
On the eve of his swearing- in ceremony, Naidu challenged the views expressed by his predecessor Hamid Ansari who claimed that the Muslims in India were experiencing a sense of uneasiness and insecurity.
“Compared to the entire world, minorities are more safe and secure in India and they get their due,” Naidu said.
He also quoted that India was the most tolerant and secular country in the world. “Indian ethos is of mutual respect for each other. People try to use minority issues for political purposes,” he was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
Targeting Ansari without naming him, Naidu also said: “India is the most tolerant country. Unfortunately, some people are trying to blow it out of proportion and trying to defame India, raising it to national forum.”