Centre, states should collectively combat poverty: V. Naidu

| Updated: Aug 07, 2017 02:38 IST

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Aug. 06 (ANI): Vice President elect M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that Centre in collaboration with states should work towards the upliftment of poorest of the poor in the country. Speaking for the first time after being elected as the Vice President of India Naidu said, "We should work together irrespective of political ideologies, whether you belong to any party or government, be it centre or state we should work for the development of poorest of the poor". "We all should work for the mission 'Making of Development India', that's why I call it "MODI". We should also sustain our great culture and heritage", he added. Yesterday National Democratic Alliance (NDA) nominee and former union minister Naidu had won the Vice Presidential polls defeating Opposition nominee Gopalkrishna Gandhi by more than 270 votes. Naidu was Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Information and Broadcasting in the Narendra Modi Government before he was nominated for the post of Vice President. (ANI)