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Meet NDA's VP choice: Venkaiah Naidu, the meat lover in a vegetarian political party
Venkaiah NaiduIn the 1970s, Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu - who was on Monday declared the National Democratic Alliance's vice-presidential candidate - was a rare personality in Andhra Pradesh politics. When a senior politician he respected tried to convince the firebrand student leader to quit the Jana Sangh, Naidu checked with his Sangh Parivar mentor. He was told vegetarianism, as practiced in the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and its affiliates, was primarily utilitarian, as it was cheaper.
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