The 68-year-old BJP leader from Andhra Pradesh will replace the incumbent Hamid Vice-President Ansari. He will be the 13th person to hold the second highest Constitutional post. Naidu will also preside over the Rajya Sabha as the Chairman. After Bhairon Singh Shekhawat (2002-2007) Naidu will be the second BJP leader to become vice-president. Before his elevation to the post of Vice-President, he has served as the minister for information and broadcasting and housing and urban affairs in the Modi government along with the Parliamentary Affairs portfolio.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Venkaiah Naidu on being elected as country's next Vice President. In a tweet, Prime Minister said, “Naidu will serve the nation as a diligent and dedicated Vice President, committed to the the goal of nation building.”
Naidu will be sworn-in as the new Vice-President of India on August 11.