Former Union minister in UPA government, Kavuri Sambasiva Rao showered accolades on Vice-Presidential nominee, Venkaiah Naidu, as an era in politics. It is very difficult to maintain values and remain in politics for long, he said. But Venkaiah Naidu has achieved both and that is why, he respects him, he said. It is also difficult to rise in politics without a Godfather, he observed. But Venkaiah Naidu is the only one, who will be able to prove otherwise, he said .