Patna: Vice President of India M Venkaiyah Naidu, speaking at the inauguration of Bihar Diwas at Patna's Gandhi Maidan on Thursday, gave a call for eradication of corruption from the system saying corruption was the biggest enemy of the people of India and the enemy of the nation.
Naidu also talked about other social evils like casteism and communalism saying there should be no place for such things in today's society and voters should be extremely careful in choosing their leaders and choose only those who came out strong on moral values and who showed deep respect for all people regardless of their caste or religion.
The Vice President expressed his support for reservation in jobs for women and laws to protect them.
Advocating strengthening of India's education system, Naidu said that though the nation was solidly on the path of development, it was still a shame that 25% of the Indian population still lived below the poverty line and about the same percentage of people were illiterate.
"This is a great challenge for us and we must unite to overcome this bane," he said.
Naidu also said that he was speaking as a citizen of India and not as a member of any political party.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS