Tamil Nadu governor, chief minister congratulate Venkaiah Naidu on winning vice-presidential poll

Chennai: Tamil Nadu governor Vidyasagar Rao and Chief Minister K Palaniswami greeted M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday on his election as the vice-president.

"I am privileged to extend my heartiest congratulations and best wishes on being elected as Vice-President of India," Governor Rao said in a Raj Bhavan release.

Edappadi K Palaniswami. PTI

File image of Edappadi K Palaniswami. PTI


"Hailing from an agricultural family, by sheer dint of hard work, perseverance, diligence and virtue of experience as a parliamentarian you have reached this high position," he said. "Your sagacity and articulation skills will bring you many more honours in your new assignment. I wish you all success in your distinguished service to the nation."

Chief Minister Palaniswami in his greetings extended heartiest congratulations for Naidu's resounding victory in the election.

"I wish to convey my heartiest congratulations to you on your resounding victory in the election to the post of vice-president," Palaniswami said.

"I wish to convey to you my own felicitations and also those of the people of Tamil Nadu for a historic tenure as Vice-President," he said.

AIADMK Deputy General Secretary TTV Dhinakaran and leaders of various political parties including DMK, PMK and DMDK also greeted Naidu.

Dhinakaran in his official twitter account said, "On behalf of party general secretary (V K Sasikala), I extend my wishes to Shri Venkaiah Naiduji on being elected as the Vice-President."


DMK working president MK Stalin expressed his greetings to Naidu on behalf of party president M Karunanidhi and his party.

"With vast experience in parliamentary procedures, I am quite confident that he will protect the plurality of our great nation," Stalin said.

Former chief minister O Panneerselvam, DMDK chief Vijayakanth, PMK leader Anbumani Ramadoss were among those who extended their greetings to Naidu.


Published Date: Aug 06, 2017 10:35 am | Updated Date: Aug 06, 2017 10:35 am



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