New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed Venkaiah Naidu as the chairman of Rajya Sabha on Friday, saying he is the first vice-president to be born in independent India, adding that the former minister of the Union knows very well how the Home after being active in For so long
Naidu takes on the burden of Hamid Ansari whose second term ended on Thursday.
Praising Naidu for his various rural development plans, Prime Minister Modi said: “Venkaiah Naidu has endowed the nation with Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana,
“Venkaiah Naidu is the son of a farmer and during his tenure as Minister of Poverty Alleviation, he has always defended the interests of the poor, Modi said while speaking at Rajya Sabha.
Modi further stated that the presence of a farmer’s son in a highly dignified position is evidence of a “mature democracy” in India.
He concluded his speech with an inspiring copla: “Amal karo aisa sadan mein, jahan se guzre tumhari nazrein, udhar se tumhe salaam aaye”.
The opposition leader Ghulam Nabi Azad advised the former to be impartial and give importance to justice over any party or religion.
“When a person is in a particular party, he works his best to spread the ideologies of the party and the point of view between people, but when the same person becomes a minister, his responsibility goes to both the party and the party. People of India., Where you are (Venkaiah Naidu) are today and I congratulate you for that, this position reminds us the fact that we have to be impartial. When one is in this position, wisdom and justice is done More important than the party or the religion, “Azad said in the House.
Naidu was sworn in as the 13th vice president of India on Friday, succeeding Hamid Ansari in a brilliant ceremony.
President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office and secret at Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi.
After the ceremonial reception Naidu assumed as the speaker of the Rajya Sabha in parliament.
Earlier Friday he visited Rajghat to render floral tribute to the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial.
The candidate of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and former trade union minister Naidu was elected as the 13th Vice-President of India with 516 votes.
Opposition candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi secured 244 votes out of 760 valid votes.
Born in Chavatapalem in the Nelore district of Andhra Pradesh on July 1, 1949, Naidu is the second vice president of Andhra Pradesh.
Before joining active politics, Naidu was a great social worker. After completing his graduation, Naidu pursued the law of Andhra University in Visakhapatnam.
Venkaiah Naidu’s involvement in politics was marked by his active participation in the “Jai Andhra Movement” of 1972. He was a swayamsevak in the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) in 1973 during his days of the University.
After the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was formed in 1980, he became Vice President of his youth wing. He was leader of the Legislative Party of BJP in Andhra Pradesh, secretary general of the state and head of the state unit.
He won the Andhra Pradesh Assembly elections twice in 1978 and 1983 from the Udayagiri constituency and was made national president in 2002.
Naidu was elected a member of the Rajya Sabha of Karnataka in 1998 and was re-elected twice in 2004 and 2010 in Karnataka.
He served as Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Information and Broadcasting in the Government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi before being appointed to the post of Vice President.happy wheels
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