Journalists had a major role in my success in public life: M Venkaiah Naidu
Source :NewsBharati   Date :09-Aug-2017


Hyderabad, Aug 9: Underlining the importance of media for nation building Vice President-elect and former I & B minister M Venkaiah Naidu said that media too had played an important role in his political life. Naidu said, “I am known to talk straight and never shied away from any debate from journalists.” He was speaking at the book release program which was attended by Chairman of Eenadu Group Ramoji Rao, Andhra Pradesh Assembly Speaker K Sivaprasada, Telangana Assembly Speaker S Madhusudanachary and veteran thinker S Gurumurthy. The book was unveiled by Ramoji Rao which is the compilation of speeches of Venkaiah Naidu.

Sharing his personal experience Naidu underlined that once he made a 50-minute speech on agriculture in Parliament which was hailed by agriculture scientist M S Swaminathan but the press did not find the stuff interesting. On this occasion, he specially mentioned that how he has learned a lot by reading reports of several senior journalists from Hyderabad.

Annoyed with the continuous disruption in the Parliament and state assemblies the President-elect stated that legislative assemblies and Parliament are for debates but Unfortunately, in recent times, we are witnessing only arguments and counter arguments followed by a ruckus in the house. “We can run the system only with the cooperation of all.” Said Naidu.

Narrating his personal experience as a lawmaker Naidu recollected his past journey and his association with Hyderabad where he used to spend a lot of time in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly library for hours when he was a member in the early 1980s. The Vice President-elect also assured that as the chairperson of Rajya Sabha he would ensure the participation of all members with constructive debates. Naidu also suggested that media should give adequate space for carrying positive stories and meaningful debates in Parliament and not sensational acts by some section.