Venkaiah Ji will be remembered for the upward journey of the Upper House: PM Modi

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PM bids farewell to M. Venkaiah Naidu in Rajya Sabha

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi participated in the farewell to Vice President Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu in Rajya Sabha on August 8, 2022. The Prime Minister paid rich tributes to the Vice President who is ex-officio Chairman of the Upper House. Shri Modi remembered many moments that were marked by the wisdom and wit of Shri Naidu.

Noting the change of complexion of leadership in New India, the Prime Minister said “when we mark 15th August this year, it will be an Independence Day when the President, Vice President, Speaker and Prime Minister would have been born after Independence. And that too, each of them belongs to very simple backgrounds.” This has a great symbolic value and is a glimpse of a new era, he added.

The Prime Minister recalled the Vice President’s continuous encouragement to the youth of the country in all the roles he undertook in public life. He always promoted young Members in the House also.

The Prime Minister underlined his close association with Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu in various capacities. He appreciated the Vice President’s ideological commitment as party worker, work as MLA, activity level as a parliamentarian, organizational skills as the President of BJP, his hard work and diplomacy as Minister and his dedication and dignity as the Vice President and the Chairman of the House.

The Prime MInister highlighted the wit and word power of the Vice President. He said “your each word is heard, preferred, and revered…and never countered” The Prime Minister continued “The one liners of Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu Ji are famous. They are wit liners. His command over the languages has always been great” The Prime Minister said that both in the House and outside, massive expression skills of the Vice President have made a great impact. “There is both depth and substance in what Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu Ji says, it is as direct as incomparable, there is both wit and weight, warmth as well as wisdom in what you say”, he said.