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Tag Archives: M.Venkaiah Naidu

Naidu sworn in as new Vice President

  New Delhi: M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday took oath as India’s new Vice President. Nominated by the ruling BJP-led National Democratic Alliance, he won the vice presidential poll on August 5. The swearing-in ceremony was held in the Durbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhawan here. Earlier Naidu, 68, paid floral tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at the…

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Voting to elect 14th Vice President begins

  New Delhi: Polling to elect the 14th Vice President of India began on Saturday in Parliament with Prime Minister Narendra Modi casting his vote. The voting started at 10 a.m. and will continue till 5 p.m. The counting of votes will be done in the evening. The results would be announced later on Saturday. NDA’s…

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Gandhi files nomination for Vice President

  New Delhi: Opposition candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi on Tuesday filed his nomination papers for the Vice Presidential election. Gandhi, a former West Bengal Governor and Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson, is pitched against NDA candidate M. Venkaiah Naidu. Gandhi’s name was proposed by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechuri. Last…

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Naidu files papers for VP poll, promises to uphold dignity of office

  New Delhi: Senior BJP leader M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday filed his nomination for the post of Vice President after which he declared that, if elected, he will strengthen the parliamentary democratic system and uphold the dignity and decorum of the office. The 68-year-old Naidu, who quit as Information and Broadcasting and Urban Devlopment Minister…

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Modi attends BJP Parliamentary Board meeting

  New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday arrived at the BJP headquarters to attend the party’s Parliamentary Board meeting called to discuss and select the party’s candidate for the July 17 presidential election. Modi was welcomed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah at the party office on Ashoka Road in New Delhi…

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No consensus, cooperation unless government gives a name: Congress on Prez poll

  New Delhi: The Congress on Friday ruled out cooperation with the government unless the ruling dispensation puts forward a name it would like to field in the presidential election, after senior Ministers Rajnath Singh and M. Venkaiah Naidu met Congress President Sonia Gandhi but did not disclose the name of its nominee. “They (BJP ministers)…

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BJP team does not propose any name on President’s election

  New Delhi: The government on Friday formally began its outreach with the opposition on the presidential election with senior ministers Rajnath Singh and M. Venkaiah Naidu meeting Congress President Sonia Gandhi, but placed no name of its nominee, forcing the party to rule out any cooperation on a consensus. Instead, the BJP team sought from…

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BJP forms panel to seek consensus on Presidential election

  New Delhi: The BJP on Monday said it is for a consensus candidate for the Presidential election and formed a three-member committee of senior ministers to talk to other political parties. Two former BJP Presidents Rajnath Singh (Home) and M. Venkaiah Naidu (Urban Development) as well as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley are members of the…

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BJP forms panel to consult parties on Presidential polls

  New Delhi: The BJP on Monday formed a three-member panel to hold consultations with political parties over a possible consensus candidate for the President’s post. Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu are the members of the panel, a Bharatiya Janata Party statement said. The Presidential…

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