Naidu, who went on to define “Hindutva” to the foresters, said that “Bharatiyataa (Indian-ness), which is same as Hindutva, is about all that we have inherited from our culture”.
CJI impeachment: When asked about the procedure ahead if the opposition moves the apex court to challenge Venkaiah Naidu’s decision, Soli Sorabjee said he did not see the petition succeeding.
CJI Dipak Misra impeachment: Vice-President and Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu has rejected the notice given by Opposition parties led by the Congress.
Sources said that Naidu, who is also Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, returned to the Capital after some of the experts he wanted to consult conveyed their availability on Sunday.
If the report gives a finding that the he is indeed guilty of any misbehaviour, the motion, together with the report of the Committee, will be taken up for consideration by the House.
CJI Dipak Misra impeachment: Party leaders met Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, who is also the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, and handed over the notice of impeachment bearing signatures of 64 MPs and seven former MPs, who recently retired.
Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu was addressing the valedictory function of the ‘One-day State Level Workshop on Biodiversity and Sustainable Agriculture for Doubling of Farmers’ Income’, at City Convention Centre in Imphal.
Criticising modern lifestyle, he said physical training was earlier mandatory in schools. The exercise is needed to stay fit, become active and dynamic, Naidu insisted.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu called upon the medical fraternity, including allopathy, homeopathy and unani doctors, to focus on creating awareness among the people on the need for changes in lifestyle and “live with the nature” and culture.
Asking scientists and researchers to spend ‘considerable time’ with farmers to come out with practical solutions, Naidu suggested that staying with farmers be made mandatory for students pursuing agricultural courses.
Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday, in a jocular vein, asked Renuka Chowdhury to lose weight and make efforts to increase the weight of her party.
Venkaiah Naidu also pointed out that the representation of women in the Upper House was “very low” despite the passage of the Women Reservation Bill in 2010 and hoped all political parties would accord priority to this.
Naidu said that he was “very much pained” that Rajya Sabha has “not been able to transact business for the last two weeks”
He urged universities to become centres of excellence, saying the need of the hour was to “reform, perform and transform”.
Presenting Prime Minister Shram Awards, Venkaiah Naidu said the occasion was a celebration of real GDP —Growth Driving People — from which another GDP flows —Great Dedicated Persons —who are felicitated with Shram Awards.