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Greetings pour in for Venkaiah Naidu, India's 13th vice-president

WION Web Team Delhi, India Aug 05, 2017, 05.51 AM (IST)

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi was one of the first to cast his vote as polling began in Parliament to elect India's 14th vice-president today. 

NDA's candidate M. Venkaiah Naidu is contesting against Opposition's nominee Gopalkrishna Gandhi.

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According to the election officer, there has been 90.83 per cent voting till 1 pm in the vice-presidential elections. Reports said 713 votes have been cast so far.

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The counting of votes will commence after polling and the results will be declared by 7 pm, Election Commission officials have said.

The electoral college which elects the vice-president consists of elected and nominated members of the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha.

 

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761 out of 785 votes has been polled so far in the vice-presidential elections with stakes high for NDA candidate Venkaiah Naidu who is widely expected to win the election, however, Opposition nominee Gopalkrishna Gandhi could spring a late surprise.

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761 out of 785 votes has been polled so far in the vice-presidential elections with stakes high for NDA candidate Venkaiah Naidu who is widely expected to win the election, however, Opposition nominee Gopalkrishna Gandhi could spring a late surprise.

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Polling in the vice-presidential elections ended in Parliament today with electoral officers set to count the votes now as NDA's Venkaiah Naidu and Opposition nominee Gopalkrishna Gandhi now wait for the final results which is expected to come in by 7 pm today.

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The counting of votes for the vice-presidential elections will begin at 6 pm today with the results expected to be out by 7pm.

 

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The counting of votes began in the presidential elections with results set to be announced by 7:30 pm. 

14 MPs were absent during voting: 2 from BJP, 2 from INC, 2 from IUML, 4 from TMC, 1 from NCP; 1 from PMK & 2 Independent.

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NDA candidate Venkaiah Naidu opened an early lead during the counting of votes in the vice-presidential elections winning 23 votes, translating to 57.5 share against Opposition nominee Gopalkrishna Gandhi who has won seven votes so far with 42.5 share.

 

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NDA candidate Venkaiah Naidu won the vice-presidential elections today bagging 516 votes with Gopalkrishna Gandhi winning 244 votes.

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Out of 760 valid votes, Venkaiah Naidu won 516 votes and Opposition candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi bagged 244 votes.

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I am very humbled. I am also thankful to the Prime Minister and all party leaders for their support: Venkaiah Naidu

I will seek to utilise the vice presidential institution to strengthen the hands of the president and uphold the dignity of the Upper House: Venkaiah Naidu

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