Venkaiah Naidu files nomination for Vice-President, says grateful to PM Modi
Twice, Bharatiya Janata Party president, and former union minister M Venkaiah Naidu, presented Tuesday the candidacy for the vice president election and said he hoped that the justice office once has been selected.
Naidu resigned from his ministerial responsibilities and filing the petition in Parliament by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP national president Amit Shah, and party party Lal Krishna Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi.
The election of the Vice President will take place on August 5. Although Naidu, 68, a native of Andhra Pradesh, served three terms in the Rajya Sabha of Karnataka and was chosen Barmer in Rajasthan for his current term.
After presenting his candidacy, he addressed the media. “It is an honor to be a candidate for the Vice Presidency of India. I am actively involved in public life for more than four decades,” Naidu said, according to NNA.
“The Vice President’s Office is a different profile, it has its functional norms, I hope to do justice, I am grateful to the Prime Minister.”
“The strength and beauty of India belong to the democratic parliamentary system will be an effort to further strengthen.” He said, adding: “Upon being elected, I will respect the traditions, the standards set by the dignified predecessors and maintain the dignity of the office.
I resigned the Council of Ministers and sent it to the prime minister and sent him a letter last night. ”
Naidu is one of the most popular leaders of the BJP and is close to the BJP brewing. He was apprehended by PM Modi, who described Naidu, the son of a farmer who brings decades of experience in public life. The prime minister said he had admirers who crossed the lines of the party.
Naidu said: “I lost my mother at a very young age. I invited my party as my mother and they took me to this level.
Naidu said he did not want to leave politics active for the time being, but the talks with the party changed his mind.
“I told my colleagues that I would like to see the PM Modi back in 2019 and I will call and join social services.
But destiny decided otherwise. Finally after a while, I agree. I withdrew from the party. I am not a member of the BJP now, “he said.
Naidu will continue as a member until the election process is over. According to constitutional rules, the vice president can not exercise any other public office and must be separated from the political parties.