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Chandrababu hails Venkaiah's candidature for VP's post

Press Trust of India  |  Amaravati 

Chief Minister tonight hailed the choice of Union Minister as the candidate for the vice president's post.

"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.

Prime Minister Modi called Chandrababu over phone and informed him about Venkaiah as the candidate for the second highest constitutional post.

"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.

Deputy Chief Minister N Rajappa also congratulated Venkaiah.

"This is an honour for the Telugu people," he said in a statement.

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First Published: Mon, July 17 2017. 23:07 IST