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13th Vice President of India 2017 - M Venkaiah Naidu [Must Read Facts]

Venkaiah Naidu - Vice President of India


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As you all know that during the interval of 5 years, Our Nation conducts the Presidential & Vice-Presidential Elections across the country. After the election of Mr. Ram Nath Kovind as President of India, we had the Vice-Presidential Elections on 5th August 2017.


As per the vice-presidential election rules, the one who bags up the majority votes from Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha Members is honorably declared as the next Vice President of India.


In the 2017 Elections that were held on 5th August, India had its 13th President of India i.e. M Venkaiah Naidu (Opponent Member - Gopalkrishna Gandhi). Naidu had won by 255 Votes (Got 516 Votes out of 771).


To express his feelings over this success, he spoke up a few lines on the Election day –


“Coming from an agricultural background, I never imagined I would be here. Agriculture has no proper voice in Indian polity.

I am very humbled. I am also thankful to the Prime Minister and all-party leaders for their support. I will seek to utilize the vice-presidential institution to strengthen the hands of the President and secondly, uphold the dignity of the Upper House.”






An Interesting Fact about Indian Vice-Presidential Elections:


India has had 15 Vice Presidential Election till yet but there are only 13 persons who were elected as the VP of India. The reason behind this is that the 1st Vice President of India ‘Mr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan’ and 12th Vice President of India ‘Mohammad Hamid Ansari’ had been the winner of two consecutive presidential elections that were held in 1952-1957 and 2007-2012 respectively.





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Let’s have a look at the Biography, Life Story, Major Achievements, Favorable Skills & Some Hidden Facts of Mr. M Venkaiah Naidu –



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M Venkaiah Naidu | Get Details about his Birth, Religion & Family


In the below table, you can quench all your queries regarding - Venkaiah Naidu Caste, Son & Wife’s Names, His Birth Place and every vital information from his Personal Life.



S.No. Questions Related to M Venkaiah Naidu Answers
1. Real Name of Venkaiah Naidu Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu
2. Venkaiah Naidu’s Birth Date 1st July 1949
3. Venkaiah Naidu’s Age at the Time of Elections 68 Years
4. Venkaiah Naidu’s Birth Place Chavatapalem, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh
5. M Venkaiah Naidu’s Fathers Name Late Rangaiah Naidu
6. M Venkaiah Naidu’s Mothers Name Late Ramanamma
7. Venkaiah Naidu’s Wedding Date 14th April, 1971
8. Venkaiah Naidu Wife Name M Ushamma
9. Venkaiah Naidu Son Name Harshvardhan Naidu
10. Venkaiah Naidu Daughter Name Deepa Venkat
11. Venkaiah Naidu’s Qualification Bachelors in Politics and Diplomatic Studies
L.L.B. in Specialization in International Law
12. M Venkaiah Naidu’s School & College V.R. High School, Nellore
V.R College, Nellore
Law College, Andhra University, Vishakhapatnam
13. M Venkaiah Naidu’s Interests Since Childhood Welfare of the Common Man
14. M Venkaiah Naidu's Hobbies & Interest Reading Books based on History & Inspirational Stories
15. Naidu’s Inspirations Freedom Fighters
16. Political Party Bhartiya Janta Party
17. Naidu’s Favorite Politician Atal Bihari Vajpayee
18. Venkaiah Naidu’s Current Salary 1,50,000 per month




Indian Vice President Venkaiah Naidu’s Major Achievements till 2017


Before getting elected as the Indian Vice President, M Venkaiah Naidu has had a great political career. He is one of the most famous personalities in the Bhartiya Janta Party.


To make you aware of all his achievements, we have listed some best picks from his political journey till 2017 in the table below.



S. No. Achievements Date
1. President, Students Union, Andhra University 1973-74
2. Convener, Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Yuvajana Chatra Sangharsha Samiti, Andhra Pradesh 1974
3. President, Youth Wing of Janata Party, Andhra Pradesh 1977-80
4. Member, Legislative Assembly, Andhra Pradesh (2 terms) 1978-85
5. Leader, B.J.P Legislative Party in Andhra Pradesh 1980-85
6. General Secretary, Andhra Pradesh State B.J.P. 1985-88
7. President, Andhra Pradesh State B.J.P. 1988-93
8. National General Secretary, Bhartiya Janata Party 1993 – Sep, 2000
9. Secretary, B.J.P. Parliamentary Board -
10. Secretary, B.J.P. Central Election Committee -
11. Spokesperson of the B.J.P. -
12. Member, Rajya Sabha from Karnataka (3 terms) 1998
13. Minister of Rural Development, Government of India 30th Sep 2000 – 1st July 2002
14. National President, Bhartiya Janata Party 1st July 2002 – 5th Oct 2004
15. National Vice-President, Bhartiya Janata Party. April 2005
16. Union minister of urban development and parliamentary affair 26th May 2014
17. Vice-President of India 5th August 2017



Above, you’ve read all the Major Achievements of the next Vice President of India who’s going to take oath on 11th August 2017.


After that, Mr. Venkaiah Naidu will have to take charge of all the roles and responsibilities that a Vice President must do.


Below we are mentioning some major roles & responsibilities of a Vice-President to provide you a slight idea of Venkaiah Naidu’s duties towards the Country.




5 Roles & Responsibilities of Indian Vice President – Check Out!



1. The Vice President of India is the second highest constitutional post in independent India. In the latter’s absence of President, he can take over the role of the President and make all the decisions on behalf of him.


2. The Key Role of the Vice President is to assist the President in being the nominal head of the Republic of India.


3. The Vice-President is the ex-officio Chairman of the Council of States. He may cast his vote when there is a tie.


4. He represents the Council of States on ceremonial occasions and protects the rights and privileges of the members of the Council of States.


5. He visits foreign countries on goodwill missions.



If we have missed any of the vital information regarding him, please let us know in the comments section below. Also, share your views & feedback over the same.




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