I am a non-party man now, says Naidu

SansadTV Bureau
File photo of BJP MP and Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu.

File photo of BJP MP and Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu.

NDA’s Vice Presidential nominee M Venkaiah Naidu called himself a “non-party man” on Saturday after he cast his vote as a Rajya Sabha MP in Saturday’s election.

The former union minister exuded confidence in getting support from Members of Parliament (MPs).

“There is no my party or your party. Now I am a non-party man. Majority of political parties in India are supporting my candidature. I am confident that they will all vote in the election,” Naidu told reporters ahead of the result.

Naidu also mentioned that he chose not to campaign because he is known to most MPs in both Houses of Parliament.

“That is why I am not campaigning also or canvassing also. I have written a polite letter to everybody. The response is very good. People are appreciative of my letter. I am confident they will all support me,” he said.

Naidu is pitted against Opposition candidate Gopal Krishna Gandhi in the election.

“I don’t want to make any comments against anybody. I am not contesting against any body. I am contesting for the vice-president of India nominated by a number of political parties. My contest is not against any individual or any party,” Naidu said.

(With inputs from PTI)