Venkaiah Naidu wins the vice president elections: reactions

BK Desk/ Srinagar
August 5, 2017 TOP STORIES 231 Views

As the news broke out that Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu had be elected as India’s new Vice President, congratulations began to pour in from prominent politicians and ministers. Here’s what they had to say.
Vice-President Elect M. Venkaiah Naidu: With all humility, I express my gratitude to every MP who supported my candidature cutting across party lines. I promise to uphold the Constitution and the high standards set by my esteemed predecessors.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi:Congratulations to Venkaiah Naidu Garu on being elected India’s Vice President. My best wishes for a fruitful & motivating tenure. I am confident @MVenkaiahNaidu will serve the nation as a diligent & dedicated Vice President, committed to the the goal of nation building. My mind is filled with memories of working with @MVenkaiahNaidu Garu, in the Party & Government. Will cherish this aspect of our association.
Former governor and Opposition candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi:Congratulations to Mr. Naidu. I wish him all the best in his new office of Vice-President. I like to thank all honourable MPs of the Parliament. I believe that the number that was voted was beyond the expect of all calculations. They all came together to vote for what they thought was for the national good – the right to hold a different opinion and the duty to serve the cause of pluralism and secularism in India.
BJP President Amit Shah: Heartiest congratulations to Shri Venkaiah Naidu ji on winning the Vice-Presidential poll. The journey of Naidu ji, a farmer’ son, to the office of Vice President is the victory of every small farmer contributing to nations growth. I am sure Venkaiah Naidu ji’s extensive knowledge and vast experience will be a great asset to the office of Vice-President & Rajya Sabha.
Former Karnataka Chief Minister Sadananda Gowda: Heartfelt congratulations to Shri Venkaiah Naidu ji for being elected as Vice President of India.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu: Congratulations to Sri Venkaiah Naidu Garu on being elected as the Vice President of India. A very well-deserved victory indeed. Wish Sri Venkaiah Naidu Garu a successful journey as he embarks upon his new duties. He will surely lead the nation with wisdom & grace.
Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram: Congratulations to Shri Venkaiah Naidu on his election as VP. Welcome him as Chairman of Rajya Sabha.
Textile Minister Smriti Irani: Congratulations to Vice-President Elect Venkaiah Naidu ji. We are confident his leadership would further enrich the Office of VP.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan: Congratulations Shri Venkaiah Naidu Ji for being elected as the Vice President of India. My best wishes for a fruitful tenure. Your Parliamentary experience, Constitutional knowledge, and humble nature will help strengthen the democratic process in Rajya Sabha.

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