Why Modi Selected Venkaiah Naidu as Vice President?
Venkaiah Naidu, who is an admirer of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was picked up for Vice President post in the last moment after hectic deliberations from the party leaders.
Although, Venkaiah knew that VP post is non-political, he was persuaded by BJP president Amit Shah to take up the challenge. Senior BJP leader Venkaiah had always wanted to be in active politics by helping his own state — Andhra Pradesh in the fag end of his career.
Modi might have thought that Venkaiah’s wit and political experience will help the BJP in facing challenges in the 245-member house in the Parliament.
A well experienced poltiical leader from the South, Venkaiah is capable handling the opposition members in the House.
At a time there has been a feeling in the minds of South Indians that no leaders from the South has a role to play in national politics,
Modi though that there should be someone representing the South; thus he brought in Venkaiah to assuage the feelings of South Indians.
With his role confining to Rajya Sabha, the future of Andhra Pradesh is in difficult situation. Now, the question is — whom will Chandrababu Naidu approach for financial assistance?
Ever since he plunged into active politics, Venkaiah has been reflecting the culture and tradition of Telugu land with his traditional dothi attire. After the bigiwis of Telugu land — Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy, Marri Chenna Reddy, YS Rajasekhara Reddy, NT Rama Rao — Venkaiah Naidu will have the honour of Telugu bidda.
Born in a non-descript village of Chavatapalem in Nellore district on July 1, 1949, Venkaiah graduated in Bachelor of Law (BL) from Andhra University.
The moment news broke out that Venkaiah Naidu will be vice-presidential nominee, BJP President Amit Shah is learnt to have persuaded Venkaiah for the post.