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People are watching, be careful of your image: Naidu tells lawmakers

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Senior politician Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday asked lawmakers to be careful not only about their image but also the institution of Parliament.

He also asked young lawmakers to learn from the "inspiring" contributions made by great parliamentarians, including the Constitution's architect BR Ambedkar, first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru and first home minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

Venkaiah Naidu

"There is no dearth of TV channels these days. The essence of what I'm trying to say is the message is reaching people. People are watching all of us (through media). So, we have to extra careful, not only about the image, but also the institution," he said, while addressing an award function in the national capital.

Naidu made the remarks at Lokmat Parliamentary Awards 2017, organised by the media house from Maharashtra. BJP veteran LK Advani and senior JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav, members of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha respectively, were among those felicitated at the function.

Vice-President M Hamid Ansari, former prime minister Manmohan Singh, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, former Lok Sabha Speaker Shivraj Patil and NCP chief Sharad and others were present.


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