'Finance Minister may not like what I am saying... ' says Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu 

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Sep 02, 2018, 02:03 PM IST
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File photo of Vice-President Venakaiah Naidu. Photograph:(Others)

Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu said Sunday that agriculture needs to be paid attention to. 

"There is need for sustained support to agriculture," he said. 

"Finance Minister is here... He may not like what I'm saying as he has to take care of everybody, but there has to be bias towards agriculture in coming days otherwise people are leaving agriculture as it's not remunerative," he added. 

Naidu was speaking at the launch of his book Moving On, Moving Forward: A Year in Office. The book is about Naidu's year in office as vice president and chairman of the Rajya Sabha. 

The book launch was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former PM Manmohan Singh. 


Naidu also expressed displeasure with the the way Parliament "is not functioning". 

"I'm little unhappy that Parliament is not functioning as it should," he said. 

"On all other counts, things are moving, World Bank, ADB, World Economic Forum, whatever ratings they are giving is heartening. All Indians should be proud of whatever is happening on (the) economic front," he added.