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23 Jul 2017, 08:01 HRS IST
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    • Naidu is fitting candidate for Vice President: PM

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    20:17 HRS IST

    New Delhi, July 17 (PTI) M Venkaiah Naidu is a fitting candidate for the office of Vice President, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today soon after the senior BJP leader was chosen as the ruling NDA's candidate.

    Modi described 68-year-old Naidu as a farmer's son who "brings years of experience in public life and is admired across the political spectrum".

    He said he has always admired the hardwork and tenacity of Naidu, currently a minister in his Cabinet holding the portfolios of Information and Broadcasting and Urban Development.

    "I know @MVenkaiahNaidu Garu for years. Have always admired his hardwork & tenacity. A fitting candidate for the office of Vice President," the prime minister tweeted, soon after the announcement of the decision of BJP's Parliamentary Board, the highest decision-making body of the party.

    "The years of Parliamentary experience @MVenkaiahNaidu Garu has will help him discharge the important role of Rajya Sabha Chairperson," Modi added.

    The Vice President is also the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha.

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