Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu, Leader of Opposition in the Assembly YS Jaganmohan Reddy and several other leaders today congratulated Venkaiah Naidu on being elected as the Vice-President.
"Congratulations to Sri @MVenkaiahNaidu Garu on being elected as the Vice-President of India. A very well-deserved victory indeed," the chief minister said in a tweet.
Wish Sri @MVenkaiahNaidu Garu a successful journey as he embarks upon his new duties. He will surely lead the nation with wisdom & grace.
— N Chandrababu Naidu (@ncbn) August 5, 2017
"Wishing Sri Venkaiah Naidu a successful journey as he embarks upon his new duties. He will surely lead the nation with wisdom and grace," he said in another tweet.
YSR Congress president Jaganmohan Reddy referred to Naidu's Telugu identity. Venkaiah Naidu was born in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh.
He said it is a proud moment to see a Telugu man as the (next) Chairman of the Upper House of Parliament.
"The YSR Congress party wholeheartedly supported Venkaiah Naidu and it is a proud moment to see a Telugu man as Chairman of the Upper House," he said in a statement.
Deputy Chief Minister KE Krishna Murthy, finance minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu and other ministers also congratulated Venkaiah Naidu on his victory.
The NDA nominee was elected as the next Vice-President of India by securing over two-thirds of votes, leaving opposition candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi far behind.
Updated Date: Aug 05, 2017 22:33 PM