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Hamid Ansari greets Venkaiah Naidu on VP poll win

Hamid Ansari greets Venkaiah Naidu on VP poll win

The counting will begin at 6pm and the result would be out by 7.15pm.

The name of the next Vice-President of India is expected to be announced by 7pm today.

In the 545-member Lok Sabha, the BJP has 281 members.

Almost 97 per cent of the members of Parliament exercised their franchise till 3 pm in the vice presidential poll on Saturday. I am sure M Venkaiah Naidu ji's extensive knowledge and vast experience will be a great asset to the office of Vice-President & Rajya Sabha. The voting was started at 10 am on Saturday. "I have written a polite letter to everyone and the response has been very good".

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

However, the vice president is also the speaker of the Rajya Sabha, or upper house of parliament, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling coalition lacks a majority and has faced problems in passing legislation.




Naidu held the Rural Development portfolio in Vajpayee government and three ministerial positions in Narendra Modi government including the Information and Broadcasting Ministry. It is a fight between two political trends - those who want to strengthen the constitutional order in the country that is why we put up Gopalkrishna Gandhi. While 2 seats each are vacant in both the Houses, one Lok Sabha BJP MP Chedi Paswan was not eligible to vote due to a pending case of disqualification against him. Gopalkrishna Gandhi is the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and he had also served as the Governor of West Bengal.

Azad and Yechury claimed that the opposition has got 19 votes more than what it got in the recent presidential election.

Last month, Ram Nath Kovind became the first BJP leader to win the presidential poll defeating opposition's Meira Kumar. Of this number, 40 MPs, from the Biju Janata Dal and the Janata Dal (U) chose to shift their votes from the NDA to the Opposition candidate for the vice-presidential polls.

Soon after his election, a string of leaders of the BJP and allied parties and ministers went to Naidu's residence and greeted him on his victory.

"As chairman of Rajya Sabha I will uphold dignity and decorum of the house with cooperation of all members", he added. M Venkaiah Naidu is said to have the support of 484 leaders in total and 395 votes are enough for victory.

Two-time Vice President Hamid Ansari's term is ending on 10 August and Naidu is likely to take oath the next day.

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