Venkaiah Naidu is all set to take oath as the 13th Vice President of India on Friday at 10 PM. We have often heard him of speaking witty lines. Be it the criticism of other parties or defending his own party, he has a barrage of one-liners ready.
Famous for his rhymes and one-liners, his rhyming retorts in the Houses, at press conferences and public rallies. It has always evoked hearty laughter from the listeners and provided much-needed relief to those wanting to unwind after a hectic day.
Naidu's one-liners have lightened the tense atmosphere in Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha and eased heaviness in both the Houses. But as a Rajya Sabha Chairman and Vice President of India, will he continue with his wit and wordplay? Only time can answer. But for now, check out some of his hilarious quotes and wordplay. Read and enjoy.
When 'Rashtrapati nominee' was to be announced
When the 'Rashtrapati nominee' was to be announced by the NDA and Naidu was asked whether he was on the list, he said, "I neither want to become Rashtrapati (President), nor do I want to become Rs Up-rashtrapatiRs (Vice-President). I am happy being Usha's pati (wife Usha's husband)," Naidu quipped when questioned by reporters.
After filing V-P nomination
After filing the Vice President nomination as a NDA candidate, he commented: "I started as Usha Pati (wife Usha's husband), now I will be Up-Rashtrapati (Vice President), eventually Sabha-Pati (Rajya Sabha chairman), not Sabka-Pati (everyone's husband)."
MODI means Making of Developed India
Venkaiah Naidu is endowed with the gift of the gab, though often his comments are weird. Take, for instance, the acronym -- MODI -- in the context of the Prime Minister's demonetisation decision, he had said, "MODI means Making of Developed India. Join the campaign, cleanse the public life, clean ourselves, set good example, create role models and become inspiration to other people.
At times, he is a poet too
At times, he turns out to be a poet too. Here's how a poem by him turned many readers into a poet. He invited business men to Jharkhand for investment by saying that the state has an investor-friendly government through a poem.
State is beautiful..
People are dutiful..
Resources are Plentiful..
Brand ambassador is powerful..
Chief Minister is Mindful..
Prime Minister is helpful..
What else is required,
come and invest in Jharkhand...