Mamata Banerjee congratulates Vice-President-elect Venkaiah Naidu, says Gopal Krishna Gandhi fought with diginity

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday congratulated M Venkaiah Naidu on his election as the new Vice-President of India

IANS August 05, 2017 21:57:57 IST
Mamata Banerjee congratulates Vice-President-elect Venkaiah Naidu, says Gopal Krishna Gandhi fought with diginity

Kolkata: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday congratulated M Venkaiah Naidu on his election as the new Vice-President of India.

"Congratulations to Venkaiah Naidu ji, who will be our next Vice President. We wish him well,: she said.

"In the tradition of our democracy, Gopal Krishna Gandhi ji fought this election with dignity for certain ideals... we will continue to believe in these ideals and take them forward," Banerjee said.

Naidu, 68, a Minister in the Narendra Modi government and earlier in the one led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee, defeated the combined opposition candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi by 272 votes.

Updated Date:

also read

West Bengal Election 2021 Voting: Don't have a Voter ID card? You can still vote if you have these documents
Politics

West Bengal Election 2021 Voting: Don't have a Voter ID card? You can still vote if you have these documents

Don't have your Electors Photo Identity Card or EPIC or Voter's ID? Here's a list of documents that a voter can used a photo identity proof to cast their vote

Mamata Banerjee takes oath as West Bengal CM, says will tackle post-poll violence with 'firmness'
Politics

Mamata Banerjee takes oath as West Bengal CM, says will tackle post-poll violence with 'firmness'

Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar administered her the oath of office and secrecy at a low-key ceremony at Raj Bhawan held amid the raging COVID pandemic

West Bengal Election 2021 Voting: Steps to find your name in voters' list and locate polling booth
India

West Bengal Election 2021 Voting: Steps to find your name in voters' list and locate polling booth

Each citizen of India who is over 18 years of age and is a domicile of the respective state/UT is ideally eligible to cast their vote in the Assembly polls