Prior to the formal function, Mr Naidu, 68, paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat in the capital. He also paid tributes to Jan Sangh leader Deendayal Upadhyaya and Sardar Vallabhai Patel.
With 516 votes, Mr Naidu won 67.9 per cent vote share in the 15th Veep election, defeating the opposition's candidate, Gopalkrishna Gandhi. It was the highest vote share in 30 years.
Outgoing Vice President Hamid Ansari, yesterday, said there is a feeling of unease and a sense of insecurity among Muslims in the country and the atmosphere of acceptance is under threat. Mr Naidu, seemed to take on Mr Ansari's comments, saying such comments are ''political propaganda".
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