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PM Congratulates Venkaiah Naidu, New Vice President-Elect (Profile)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated M Venkaiah Naidu on being elected the 13th Vice President of India and expressed confidence that he would serve the nation and help nation-building.

The Prime Minister said, “Congratulations to M Venkaiah Naidu Garu on being elected India’s Vice President. My best wishes for a fruitful & motivating tenure.My mind is filled with memories of working with M Venkaiah Naidu Garu, in the Party & Government. Will cherish this aspect of our association.I am confident M Venkaiah Naidu will serve the nation as a diligent & dedicated Vice President, committed to the goal of nation building.”

The Vice President of India, M. Hamid Ansari congratulated the Vice President-elect, on his election as the next Vice President of India.In a telephonic conversation after the results were declared, Mr Ansari wished Venkaiah Naidu the very best for his future role as the Vice President of India and the Chairman, Rajya Sabha.

Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu, 67, was elected India’s Vice President on Friday with a huge majority.A BJP leader for decades, Naidu served as the Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Urban Development and Information and Broadcasting in the Modi Cabinet.

He was the national president of BJP from 2002 to 2004 and also served as the Union Cabinet Minister for Rural Development in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government.

Naidu was born on 1 July 1949 at Chavatapalem, in the Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh and completed schooling from V. R. High School, Nellore, and pursued his bachelor’s degree in politics and diplomatic studies from V. R. College.

Later, he acquired a bachelor’s degree in law with specialisation in international law from Andhra University College of Law, Visakhapatnam.

He was an RSS swayamsevak and joined ABVP during his college days and got elected as the president of the students union of colleges affiliated to the Andhra University. His political career began during the Jai Andhra Movement of 1972. In 1974, he became the convener of the anti-corruption Jayaprakash Narayan Chhatra Sangharsh Samiti of Andhra Pradesh and staged protests against the emergency and was imprisoned.


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