After the presidential election, the political atmosphere of the country has been pumped over the vice presidential election. While opposition parties have declared Gopalakrishna Gandhi as the joint Vice-President of the post, the name of Union minister Venkaiah Naidu is on the NDA side. Let’s tell you how the political career of Venkaiah Naidu being considered and why he is being considered as a strong contender for the vice-presidential candidate.
Venkaiah came to the limelight with ‘Jai Andhra Andolan’
Venkaiah was born in Andhra Pradesh in 1947. Venkaiah’s name first came to headlines from the 1972 Jai Andhra movement. Venkaiah took part in the movement of Nellore led by Vijayawada’s movement. In 1974, he was elected as a student wing of the University of Andhra Pradesh and in fact, he started his political career. After this, he joined the JP movement during the Emergency. After the Emergency, he got involved with the Janata Party. Later, he got the support of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He was made the President of the Bharatiya Janata Party from 2002 to 2004. Venkaiah was close to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, due to which he was given the responsibility of Union Rural Development Minister in the Vajpayee Government. At present, Venkaiah Naidu is the Minister for Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Parliamentary Affairs.
Venkaiah is trustworthy to both Modi and the party
Venkaiah Naidu has been the party’s trustworthy since the beginning. In 1980, he was made the leader of BJP Youth Wing and the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Opposition. Initially, he was one of the most senior BJP leaders in Andhra Pradesh. After the responsibility of the leader of the opposition, the party increased his stature and made him the President of Andhra BJP in 1988. A few years after becoming Andhra Pradesh President, he got the place in Delhi’s political corridor. Venkaiah was the National General Secretary of BJP from 1993 to 2000. Seeing his integrity towards the party, he was given the command of the BJP’s national president in 2002. After that, whether Atal Bihari Vajpayee or Advani or Modi, everyone has voted for the choice. The central government has also made Venkaiah Naidu a member of several parliamentary committees.
Good experience for being a Rajya Sabha member
Venkaiah Naidu is a member of Rajya Sabha continuously since 1998. At present, he is a Rajya Sabha member from Rajasthan. The vice-president is the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha and plays an important role in the proceedings of the House. In such a way, the experience of Venkaiah will help the government.
Will be strong in South India due to Venkaiah
The BJP’s hold in north India is strong but BJP in South India becomes weak. If Venkaiah is named for the Vice Presidential post, the party’s grip will be strengthened there, and the NDA will also benefit in the 2019 elections.