We hope that New Vice President of India will support Tibetan Middle Way Approach: CTA

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Dharamshala, August 7, 2017: President of Central Tibetan Administration CTA, Dr Lobsang Sangay wrote to Shri Venkaiah Naidu, the new Vice President-elect of India, and said, “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 aimicably resolve the issue of Tibet through the Middle Way Approach.”
In his message of congratulation Dr Sangay said,“I on behalf of the Central Tibetan Administration heartily congratulate you for being elected as the new Vice President of India.”
“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.
Senior BJP leader and former Union minister Venkaiah Naidu was on Saturday elected the 15th 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. Born 1 July 1949 at Chavatapalem, in the Nellore district of the Indian State of Andhra Pradesh, Sh Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu served as the Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Urban Development and Information and Broadcasting in the Modi Cabinet before being elected VP of India. A prominent leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party, he also served as its national president from 2002 to 2004, and Union Cabinet Minister for Rural Development in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government.

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Monday, August 7, 2017