Vice-Presidential elections: Venkaiah Naidu, a farmer’s son, is a fitting candidate, says PM Modi

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Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu is greeted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as BJP President Amit Shah looks on, after he was announced as the BJP’s Vice-Presidential candidate in New Delhi on July 17. (PTI)

New Delhi: Immediately after the announcement of Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu’s name as NDA’s Vice Presidential candidate, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, took to twitter to praise him. Modi said that he has known M. Venkaiah Naidu for a long time and has always admired his hardwork. He also called him a fitting candidate for the upcoming vice presidential elections. “I know @MVenkaiahNaidu Garu for years. Have always admired his hardwork & tenacity. A fitting candidate for the office of Vice President,” tweeted Prime Minister Modi.
Prime Minister Modi added that Naidu, a farmer’s son is admired across the political spectrum. “A farmer’s son, @MVenkaiahNaidu Garu brings years of experience in public life and is admired across the political spectrum,” tweeted the Prime Minister.
Party president Amit Shah on July 17 evening, after the BJP Parliamentary board meeting, announced Naidu’s name for the forthcoming vice presidential elections. Shah said, “Venkaiah ji has a lot of experience, all NDA allies have welcomed this decision.” The BJP president also said that Naidu will file his nomination on July 18 at 11:00 a.m.
The Opposition has chosen Gopalkrishna Gandhi as their Vice Presidential candidate.
He also said that Naidu’s Parliamentary experience will help him to work efficiently. “The years of Parliamentary experience @MVenkaiahNaidu Garu has will help him discharge the important role of Rajya Sabha Chairperson,” Modi added.

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