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Venkaiah Naidu is fitting candidate for Vice President: PM Modi

M Venkaiah Naidu hold the portfolios of Information and Broadcasting and Urban Development in the Cabinet.

india Updated: Jul 18, 2017 08:52 IST
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M Venkaiah Naidu with PM Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah after he was announced Vice-presidential candidate for NDA at BJP headquarters in New Delhi, India, on July 17, 2017. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

M Venkaiah Naidu is a fitting candidate for the office of Vice President, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today soon after the senior BJP leader was chosen as the ruling NDA’s candidate.

Modi described 68-year-old Naidu as a farmer’s son who “brings years of experience in public life and is admired across the political spectrum”.

He said he has always admired the hardwork and tenacity of Naidu, currently a minister in his Cabinet holding the portfolios of Information and Broadcasting and Urban Development.

The prime minister tweeted soon after the announcement of the decision of BJP’s Parliamentary Board, the highest decision-making body of the party.

The Vice President is also the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha.

First Published: Jul 17, 2017 21:38 IST