Chennai, Aug 11: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday regretted that he could not speak in Tamil and promised that he would soon learn it.
Speaking after releasing a book, chronicling the two years in office of Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu here, he expressed regret he could not speak in Tamil. In his speech delivered in Hindi and translated in Tamil by BJP National Secretary H Raja, he said he was keen to learn and speak in Tamil and that it would happen soon.
Mr Amit Shah said he was participating in this function not as the BJP National President or as MP or Union Home Minister, but as a student of Mr Venkaiah Naidu. On passage of Bill to annul Article 370 that accorded Special Status to J and K in Rajya Sabha, he said it was possible only due to the astute leadership of Mr Venkaiah Naidu as the Chairman of the Upper House of Parliament.
Stating that Mr Naidu's life from student days to the post of Vice-President was a good lesson for everyone to learn, Mr Amit Shah said Mr Naidu fought for it right from his student days and has been jailed during emergency to restore democracy.
Recalling his stints as Union Minister, he said Naidu, hailing from a farmer's family, was instrumental in implementing various welfare measures for the farmers. (UNI)