The Vice-President was speaking at ‘Champions of Change 2018’, a private awards ceremony held at the Vigyan Bhawan Wednesday. The awards are instituted in the memory of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
This will be the last full-fledged session before the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. The Opposition is expected to raise several issues — ranging from the Rafale deal to the working of the CBI — to target the government.
Commenting on India's achievement in the healthcare sector, Venkaiah Naidu said the biggest challenge was building a comprehensive healthcare system amid a huge disparity between urban and rural areas.
As India remembers Mahatama Gandhi on his birth anniversary, President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid their tributes to the Father of the Nation at his Samadhi at Rajghat in New Delhi on Monday morning.
Venkaiah Naidu's political stint began at a time when the BJP was still a young party. He has held the Information and Broadcasting, Urban Development and Parliamentary Affairs portfolios during his tenure as a Union minister in the NDA regime. He was sworn-in as the Vice-President of India on Friday, August 11, 2017.
BSP Supremo Mayawati filed her resignation on the same day as BJP leader M Wenkaiah Naidu filed his nomination papers as NDA's candidate for Vice-Presidential elections, here is look at the second day of Monsoon session.
New Delhi, Feb 22 (ANI): Briefing the media after the all-party meet, Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said today's meeting helped to build consensus to make parliament function smoothly. He added that some people wanted to discuss governor's issue, agriculture crisis, Jat reservation whereas some people suggested the Goods and Services Tax (GST) to be the top priority. He cleared the air by saying that they are ready to discuss all the burning issues.
New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that he suggested Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan of advancing the Budget Session if the Congress supports Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill. He added that Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had earlier discussed three conditions put by the Congress regarding GST with the party leaders.