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Ansari -14 th. Vice president

August 28, 2012

Ansari -14 th. Vice president

Hamid Ansari

Ansari, who  has served as the country’s vice president since 2007, is a scholar and a seasoned diplomat. Hamid Ansari took oath as India’s 14 vice president at ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. He was administered the oath of office by President Pranab Mukherjee at a function attended by Prime Minister  Manmohan Singh, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and several union cabinet ministers, UPA parners and leaders from other political parties.

UPA candidates Ansari had defeated National Democratic Alliance (NDA) nominee Jaswant Singh by margin 252 votes in the vicepresidential election to secure another term in office. Ansari is the second vice president after Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan to get two successive terms. A former ambassador to the  United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, Iran and Saudi Arabia, Ansari was also the vice chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University and chairman og the National Minorities Commission.

From :-  Navneet News House

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