Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised M Venkaiah Naidu’s wit and one-liners as he praised his five-year term as vice president and Rajya Sabha chairman. During his tenure, the “productivity of the house increased by 70%,” said PM.
In the farewell speech to Naidu in Rajya Sabha, Modi said the outgoing chairman encouraged dialogue and left a legacy that will guide his successors.
Vice-president M Venkaiah Naidu, who demits office on August 10, will leave behind a legacy of having bumped up the performance of Rajya Sabha as its chairman and encouraging the use of mother tongue besides a detailed study of the functioning of the House of Elders.
Modi said Naidu was of the opinion that disruptions of proceedings beyond a point were contempt of the House.
Modi stated that he worked on the principle of ‘letting the government propose, let the opposition oppose, and let the house decide.’
“One of Naidu’s admirable qualities is his love of Indian languages. This was reflected in the manner in which he presided over the House “Modi went on to say that as chairman, he encouraged the use of the mother tongue.
The prime minister said of Naidu’s famous one-liners, “they are wit-liners.” “What Naidu says has both depth and substance,” he said.
Modi stated that he has worked closely with Naidu over the years. “I’ve also seen him take on different responsibilities, and he did them all with great dedication.”
“As our vice president, you devoted a lot of time to youth welfare. Many of your programmes primarily focused on Yuva Shakti ” he stated.
This year’s Independence Day will be marked by the president, vice president, Lok Sabha speaker, and prime minister, all of whom were born in independent India, according to Modi. “And they all come from very humble backgrounds.”