New Delhi: Venkaiah naidu who took oath as the 13th vice president of India today has been welcomed by the all opposition parties in Rajya Sabha. Along with the vice president of India, Venakaiah naidu will also be the chairman of Rajya sabha which is a very important position in the democratic structure of the country. While welcoming Naidu in the Rajya sabha on his first day as chairman the opposition parties put forward many resposibilities for him.
Leader of opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad while greeting Venkaiah Naidu said,”We are proud to have a Chairman from the humble beginings and a rural background and I must salute the strength of democracy and the Constitution that enabled one and all to rise through the ranks and reach here.”
Welcoming M Venkaiah Naidu to the Upper House as Chairman, BSP leader Satish chandra Misra said that his humble beginings gave his party the hope that never again will the voice of poor and the Dalits be left unheard in the House. He said that Naidu is an examples for those coming from humble beginings that no height is unreachable. He also urged the new chairman to take care of the last bench MPs
While urging to Naidu to do justice to his new role CPI (M) leader Sitaram yechury said,”I am spared the awkardness that the prime minister was referring to as we too have been associated with each other for forty years but now as you enter parliamet in a new role, I will take your leave.” Sitaram yechury is also attending his last day in Rajysabha as his tenure is ending today.
Mean while adopting a very friendly and humorous manner Derek O’Brien the leader of Trinamool congress welcomed Naidu and also propogated him as, ‘All India’s Dearest Umpire.’
Referring Naidu as an asset for nation Samajwadi party leader Ram Gopal Yadav told Venkaiah Naidu, Ab aap desh sare desh ki sampatti hain.
Narendra modi the prime minister of the country also attended Rajysabha today to welcome his former party member Naidu for a new journey as Vice president. He said, Venkaiah ji knows the working of Rajya Sabha very well, being in the house for so long.He also said that Naidu who belongs to a farmer family knows their problems very well.