Ballot is always more power than bullet: Venkaiah Naidu

Vastavam web: Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu is presently on a visit to the temple town of Tirupati in AP. Delivering a speech at a meeting, he said that violence and destruction would appear to solve problems but it was never proven correct. Without directly referring to recent killing of TDP MLA Kidari Sarveswara Rao in Araku valley, the Vice President deplored that innocent tribals were suffering on account of this violence. He said that it would be through peaceful means and discussions, one could get any solution. “Violence won’t solve problems. Ballot is always more power than bullet”, said Mr. Venkaiah.

He wondered as to why the vocal supporters of civil liberties were now keeping silent without making any statement to condemn the MLA’s killing.The Vice President had darshan of Lord Venkateswara Swamy atop Tirumala Hills. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswamy also visited the temple during the day. Speaking after darshan, Mr. Venkaiah said that he came to seek blessings of the Lord on completion of one year in office as Vice President. He also prayed for progress and prosperity of Indian people.