Hukum Deo Narayan was Also Considered
Hukum Deo Narayan Yadav, former Union minister and BJP Lok Sabha MP from Bihar, was also in the reckoning for the vice-president’s post and he figured in the names shortlisted by the ruling party. BJP brass finally went for M Venkaiah Naidu as it wanted a face from the South. Moreover, Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself belongs to OBC, the category that Yadav hails from. Both Naidu and Yadav have the gift of the gab and it would have been equally interesting to watch Yadav conduct the House. Naidu is known for his alliterations and these will be in full play in the Upper House.