Venkaiah Naidu Sworn in as 13<Sup>th</Sup> Vice President of India (Download PDF)

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Former Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu was sworn in as 13th Vice President of India. He was administered the oath of office by President Ram Nath Kovind at a Rashtrapati Bhavan. After the swearing in he took charge as the Chairman of Rajya Sabha.

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  • Also chaired the proceedings of the Upper House.

About M Venkaiah Naidu

  • Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu born on 1st July 1949 at Chavatapalem, in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh.
  • Acquired his bachelor՚s degree in law with specialisation in international law from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam.
  • Elected as the president of the students union of colleges and joined RSS and ABVP.
  • Played prominent role in the Jai Andhra Movement and contributed to Jayaprakash Narayan Chhatra Sangharsh Samiti.
  • Held several positions during three decade long public life - served as national president of BJP (2002 to 2004)
  • In the previous NDA Government he was the Union Cabinet Minister for Rural Development.
  • In present government served as the Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs, Parliamentary Affairs and Information and Broadcasting.

About Office of Vice President

  • Second highest public office
  • Second highest constitutional post after President
  • Has been created to provide political continuity of the Indian state.
  • Main function is ex-officio Chairman of Rajya Sabha and works as acting President when President is not available.

- Published/Last Modified on: September 2, 2017

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