Venkaiah Naidu Gets Emotional After Quitting BJP

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| July 18 , 2017 , 17:54 IST

Venkaiah Naidu got emotional after the quitting BJP as he has been elected as the Vice Presidential candidate by the parliamentary board of the BJP.

Venkaiah Naidu who has been with the BJP since the beginning of his political career said,

"I feel like I am leaving my mother. BJP has always been a mother to me,".

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"I am honoured to be nominated for the post of vice-president. I have been actively engaged in public life for over four decades. The Office of Vice President is a different profile, has its functional norms. Hope I will be able to do justice," the former BJP cabinet minister said.

He also said that "India's strength and beauty lie in Parliamentary democratic system. It will be my endeavour to strengthen that further. I have resigned from Council of Ministers and have conveyed this to the Prime Minister and sent a letter to last night."

"I wanted to see PM Narendra Modi come back to power in 2019 and after that, I wanted to resign from active politics. But destiny has other plans for me," he added.

He filed for his nomination on Tuesday for the Vice Presidential election which will be held on the 5th of August.

Legislators from both the Houses of Parliament, including the nominated members will be eligible to vote in the election.