New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday congratulated Venkaiah Naidu on being elected as the Vice President and expressed confidence that he will serve the
nation with dedication and diligence, committed to the goal of nation-building.
The prime minister's message came immediately after Naidu, the ruling NDA's candidate, was declared winner in the vice presidential polls, bagging 516 votes out of total 771 votes cast.
The opposition's candidate Gopal Krishna Gandhi could only manage 244 votes.
Talking about their association, Modi said, "My mind is filled with memories of working with Venkaiah Naidu, in the party and government. Will cherish this aspect of our association."