"Given his vast political experience, Venkaiah is fully eligible for the vice president's post. My heartiest congratulations to him," Chandrababu said in a statement.
"You have to take responsibility for Venkaiah's victory in the election," a release from the CMO, quoting the Prime Minister as having told the Chief Minister, said.
Chandrababu called Venkaiah over phone and extended greetings.
"This is an honour for the Telugu people," he said in a statement.
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