M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday was sworn-in as the 13th Vice President of India. President Ram Nath Kovind administered the taking ceremony of office and secrecy at Rashtrapati Bhavan’s Durbar Hall.

Following the ceremonial reception, Naidu will take over as the speaker of the Rajya Sabha in the Parliament.

Earlier in the day, he visited Rajghat to pay floral tribute to the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi.

National Democratic Alliance (NDA) nominee and former union minister Naidu was elected as the 13th Vice President of India with 516 votes.

Opposition nominee Gopalkrishna Gandhi secured 244 votes out of 760 valid votes.

Highlights:

10: 09 AM IST | M Venkaiah Naidu becomes 13th Vice President of India

10: 05 AM IST | Oath taking ceremony begins.

09: 55 AM IST | Former Prime Minister Dr.Manmohan Singh arrives for oath ceremony of M Venkaiah Naidu.

09: 45 AM IST | Venkaiah Naidu reaches Rashtrapati Bhawan. He will go to the Durbar hall for the ceremony.