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Venkaiah Naidu is India’s 13th Vice-President: A look at his journey through photographs

Venkaiah Naidu's political stint began at a time when the BJP was still a young party. He has held the Information and Broadcasting, Urban Development and Parliamentary Affairs portfolios during his tenure as a Union minister in the NDA regime. He was sworn-in as the Vice-President of India on Friday, August 11, 2017.

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Venkaiah Naidu attended the VR High School in Nellore and later pursued a bachelors degree in politics and diplomatic studies from VR College. He also has a bachelors in law with specialisation in International Law from Andhra University College of Law, Visakhapatnam. (Express Archives)
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Venkaiah Naidu's foray into the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as a 'poster boy', quite literally, as he was employed by the party by pasting their posters on walls, which included those of senior leaders such as former PM AtalBihari Vajpayee and former chief whip LK Advani. (Express Archives)
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Naidu joined the ABVP in 1973 as a student and was involved with the Jai Andhra Movement of 1972. He stood up for fundamental rights and event went to prison during the Emergency during former PM Indira Gandhi's regime. (Express archive photo by Neeraj Priyadarshi on 12.01.1997)
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When the Modi government came to power, he was appointed the Union Urban Development and Parliamentary Affairs minister. After a cabinet reshuffle in 2016, he was given the Information and Broadcasting ministry. (Express Archives)
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Venkaiah Naidu was elected as the Vice President of India on August 5, 2017 after winning 516 votes and defeating Opposition candidate Gopal Krishna Gandhi. He was sworn-in on Friday, August 11. (Express Photo by Renuka Puri)
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