DHARAMSHALA: President of Central Tibetan Administration Dr Lobsang Sangay today congratulated Shri Venkaiah Naidu, the new Vice President-elect of India.
“I on behalf of the Central Tibetan Administration heartily congratulate you for being elected as the new Vice President of India,” President Dr Lobsang Sangay said.
“The vice president of India is also the chairman of the Rajya Sabha. Therefore, your role is significant because the Rajya Sabha is increasingly asserting its authority in law-making particularly in the last three years of Indian politics,” he added.
“As a veteran politician with longstanding experience of public life, I am confident that you will act as an important determinant of India’s democratic functioning to address appropriate checks and balance, and set a benchmark for non-partisan conduct, adding prestige to the constitutional role of Vice President,” he added.
“We wish you the very best in your new role as the vice-president of India and trust that you will use your good offices to sustain India’s long standing support for His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan people and to amicably resolve the issue of Tibet through the Middle Way Approach,” he said.
Senior BJP leader and former Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu was on Saturday elected the 13th Vice-President of India. His election comes a day after the BJP became the single-largest party in the Rajya Sabha, over which he will now preside as its ex-officio chairperson.