PV International Desk : The ruling NDA candidate and former Union minister M Venkaiah Naido was on Saturday elected as the next Vice-President of India, reports Times of India.
Naidu defeated the Opposition candidate and former diplomat Gopalkrishna Gandhi by a margin of 272 votes.
Naidu secured 516 votes as against 244 got by Gandhi. In all 771 out of 785 MPs cast their votes. Votes of 11 MPs were declared invalid. Fourteen MPs of different political parties did not vote for varied reasons. Three hundred and eight one votes were needed to win.