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Venkaiah Naidu arrives at Tirumala for worship

Tirupati: Vice President-elect M Venkaiah Naidu tonight arrived at Tirumala, the hill abode of Lord Venkateswara, to offer worship.

Temple sources told PTI that after an overnight stay at a TTD guest house on the hills, Naidu would offer worship to Lord Venkateswara at the shrine in the morning.

He arrived by a special flight from Bengaluru at Renigunta airport, 15 km from here and later reached the hills by road.

After offering prayers, the vice president-elect would also participate in some locally arranged programmes in Tirupati and at his native village bordering Nellore district, the sources said.

Naidu, the NDA nominee, was on August 5 elected as India’s next Vice President, receiving an overwhelming two- third votes against opposition candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi.

—PTI