NEW DELHI: Outgoing Vice-President M Hamid Ansari today congratulated M Venkaiah Naidu on his victory in the vice-presidential election.
In a telephonic conversation after the results were declared, Ansari wished Naidu "the very best for his future role as the Vice-President of India and the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha", an official statement said.
NDA nominee Naidu was today elected as India's next Vice-President, receiving an overwhelming two-third votes against opposition candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi.
The 68-year-old BJP leader from Andhra Pradesh got 516 votes out of the total 771 votes cast, while Gandhi could bag only 244 votes. Of the total 771 votes polled, 11 were found to be invalid.