Replying after being felicitated by A P government, the Vice President suggested to the CMs protect Telugu language and culture. He visited A P officially for the first time after assuming charge as Vice-President.
The Vice President said the chief ministers of two Telugu States should resolve their differences through discussions. It was his wish that the two Telugu States should get development and have prosperity. He asked two States to implement Telugu in administration.
Venkaiah Naidu said he would work to maintain decorum of his constitutional post. Naidu said he completed 40 years in politics. “Though I have retired from politics, I am not tired”, he said. There should be meaningful discussion in the House. Opposition should get time to express their views and at the same time the Opposition should come forward for a meaningful dialogue, the Vice President emphasised.
“During my stint in Delhi, I tried my best in getting IIT, IIM, Polavaram project, CIPET, Defence unit and so on to Andhra Pradesh. “I toured more than 600 districts in the country and have seen several governments in my entire 40 years of political career. I swear no State has got huge financial assistance from the Centre like Andhra Pradesh has gained,” he remarked.
Governor E S L Narasimhan, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, AP Assembly Speaker Kodela Sivaprasada Rao and others attended the function.
Earlier, the Vice President received a rousing welcome from Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, Governor ESL Narasimhan at Gannavaram airport. Union Ministers, State Ministers, TDP leaders were present in large number to receive Venkaiah Naidu. He was taken in a special vehicle from the airport to Vijayawada. (NSS)