Vice President Naidu also said that terrorism had no religion and it was the enemy of humanity.
Amid a warm welcome, Venkaiah Naidu on Friday took over as the new Chairman of the Rajya Sabha with an emphasis that there should be no disruptions in the House.
After being sworn in as Vice-President, Venkaiah Naidu made his first speech as Chairman of the Rajya Sabha.
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Naidu arrived here with his family members last night and stayed at a heavily guarded Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) guest house on the hills.
Naidu piloted a year-long consultation with state governments and other stakeholders before launching new urban missions, an exercise people close to him said was based on his "belief in cooperative federalism".
Born to a humble agricultural family in Andhra Pradesh's Nellore district, the 68-year-old has served as BJP president, minister in various portfolios and a long-time Rajya Sabha member.
The prime minister's message came immediately after Naidu, the ruling NDA's candidate, was declared the winner in the vice presidential polls, bagging 516 votes out of total 771 votes cast.
Venkaiah Naidu has a sense of humour.
Naidu beat Opposition candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi by a huge margin and will replace Hamid Ansari, whose term ends next week.
Venkaiah Naidu is credited with ushering in an urban renaissance in the country. It is because of his efforts that the much-delayed Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill was finally cleared by both Houses of Parliament last years after almost eight years.
The former BJP president, who currently holds two portfolios in the Union Cabinet, though is more keen on continuing in active politics, a report in the prominent Telugu daily Eenadu said on Monday morning.
"The main aim of GST, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi termed as Good and Simple Tax, is to simplify the taxation process, reduce the burden of taxes (which will eventually happen automatically) and ensure compliance of tax payment.
"People are supporting Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking good decisions. People are very happy about the GST. It is unfortunate that Congress, which was instrumental in introducing the Bill, decided to boycott the session for no reason." Naidu told reporters here.
Naidu, the minister for Urban Development and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, said only fly-by-night operators and habitual tax evaders are opposing the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
Naidu claimed that the Congress is objecting to the launch at the Central Hall of Parliament as it has not been able to accept that Narendra Modi has been elected as Prime Minister of India.
On Congress describing the session as "grand self- promoting tamasha", the information and broadcasting minister said "it is a silly, cheap comment" which "need not be replied to in detail".
The urban development minister today reviewed various ongoing projects under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) here.
The scale of housing activity has picked up in the three years of the Narendra Modi government, the minister said while participating in a foundation laying ceremony for 1,09,000 houses under the Yojna in Andhra Pradesh's Vijaywada town.
The approved investment is higher by about 250 per cent over Rs 1.18 lakh crore okayed under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) of the UPA government between 2004 and 2014, he said.
In yet another report card presented today in the Capital, Minister of Urban Development and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation M Venkaiah Naidu highlighted his government's drive on urban transformation.
The three-member panel will consult the regional parties and other stakeholders on an NDA candidate. "The committee's mandate is to consult leaders of all political parties for the presidential poll and try to evolve a consensus," a BJP statement said.
"World economy is slowing down. The US' growth rate is 3 percent. In India, it is around seven plus percent," he said.