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

Venkaiah Naidu named NDA's vice presidential candidate: PM Modi said, "I know @MVenkaiahNaidu Garu for years. Have always admired his hardwork & tenacity. A fitting candidate for the office of Vice President. A farmer’s son, Garu brings years of experience in public life and is admired across the political spectrum."

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: July 18, 2017 5:16 pm
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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 PM Modi.

PM 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

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.

Party president Amit Shah on Monday 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 tomorrow at 11 am.

The opposition has chosen Gopalkrishna Gandhi as their vice presidential candidate.

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    Kancharla Dharma Reddy
    Jul 18, 2017 at 3:27 am
    venkaiah Naidu is not a fit person for vice presidential candidate.It is wrong decision taken by BJP. Mr.PM Modi knows nothing about Venka Iah. What was Mr.Venka iah's contribution to the BJP ? Mr.Venkaiah always entered from back door.Why he has not developed BJP in south India ? There are excellent leaders are in BJP. Mr.Amit Shah and Modi chose a wrong person for Vice Presidential candidate. Mr.Venkaiah Naidu never faced any election and several times he misled the BJP stalwarts and it is known fact.No need to write much about Venkaiah Naidu.
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    nitishkr
    Jul 18, 2017 at 12:58 am
    A Chaiwala's son,,, A Farmer's son, ,,, A Dalit's son ,,,,, These are the only qualifications left to decide the top posts for our country,,,,,Are they still living their earlier lifestyles anymore------Modi-Shah's Endless Nautanki !!!
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    Satyanaryana Murty
    Jul 18, 2017 at 12:42 am
    Venkayya Naidu is the best candidate for the post of Vice-Presdent Heis agreat admirer of Narendra Modi aloyal man and respected the PM at every step Being very close to Chandra Babu Naidu the vetere n the chief minister of Andhra he will do wonders for the post
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    Ash
    Jul 18, 2017 at 12:40 am
    So it seems you have to be a dalit or farmers son to rise to such distinguished offices.Main qualification it seems is that of caste and occupation.Somehow merit,suitability for job figures nowhere. But that's nothing new for BJP.After all Jaitley a lawyer is the finance minister.Couldn't find anyone with finance background.BJP leadership feels universities and qualifications are overblown and if no consequence.Which is how we got demonetisation because there was nobody in the conversation when demonetisation was discussed or finally announced.Farmer knows hard work and about crops ,he does not know about finance.Gopal Gandhi would be a much more suitable and respected candidate by all parties for the vice presidents post.Gandhi would bring with him his wide experience and knowledge.He is a man of stature that Indian's can look upto and be proud of.
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    Jagdish Saigal
    Jul 17, 2017 at 11:36 pm
    Good choice. With humble background, considerable experience and no baggage of corruption, Naidu will make a good Vice-President and Chairman of the upper House.
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    Truth
    Jul 17, 2017 at 11:13 pm
    A Chaiwala's son,,, A Farmer's son, ,,, A Dalit's son ,,,,, These are the only qualifications left to decide the top posts for our country,,,,,Are they still living their earlier lifestyles anymore------Modi-Shah's Endless Nautanki !!!
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    kk
    Jul 17, 2017 at 9:55 pm
    LOL, Farmer son, who seldom cares for the farmers and amassed so much wealth that, you cant even figure it out.. hope all are earned through honesty, oh! we are talking about politicians being honest.. thats something i will let the readers to decide )
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    Sujatha Selvam
    Jul 17, 2017 at 9:49 pm
    The most outstanding achievements of Venkaiah Naidu is he has been an ardent "yes boy" of Narendra Modi. The best qualification to top post of Vice President. Those who are voting for Venkaiah Naidu are also puppets of this government. My advance condemnation.
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