Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Sunday said that the book on the first year of Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu is a chronicle of how a person from humble origins could rise to an exalted position and give effective leadership.
Speaking at a function here, organised to release the book, ‘Moving On… Moving Forward: A Year in Office’ by Mr Naidu on completion of his one year in office, the Speaker noted that the book was perhaps inspired by Mr Naidu’s quest for an honest introspection to find out if he was on the right course.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the book in the presence of former Prime Ministers HD Deve Gowda, Dr Manmohan Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and leaders of various political parties.
Recalling his 45 year long association with Mr Naidu, Finance Minister Arun Jaitely said “the unique feature of Mr Naidu is he is 24x7x 365 without even a day’s rest and is intensely committed to farmers”.
“He is more guided by heart and so is emotional. His last one year has been an act of balancing protocol and natural tendency. Mr Naidu has been promoting consensus on issues of national importance”, said Mr Jaitley.
Deputy Leader of Congress in Rajya Sabha Anand Sharma was also on the dais at the book release. A large number of union Ministers, MPs, MLAs and Mayors, senior serving and retired government officials, diplomats from several countries, officials from armed forces, lawyers, farmers, students, scientists and others attended the event.