Nitish pays tribute to JP and Lal Bahadur Shastri
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Last Updated: Sunday, October 09, 2011, 20:29
Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday paid tributes to the former prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri and the veteran freedom fighter 'Lok Nayak' Jai Prakash Narayan and said that their values will continue to inspire the people of the country.

Shastri had led the country during grave food crisis in 1960s so much so that foodgrain had to be imported from foreign countries to feed our people, he recalled at a function held here to pay tributes to the two national icons.

Yet with his simple life and far reaching vision, the former prime minister inspired the country and its people and laid the foundation for a green revolution which has ensured food security for the succeeding generations, Kumar recalled.

About JP, the Chief Minister said that he was one of a host of leaders who were products of the JP movement launched by the inspirational socialist leader in 1974 for a political change in the country.

"I have learnt all my political lessons from JP and former chief minister Karpuri Thakur," Kumar said, adding that he was trying his best to serve Bihar and its people in a humble way.

The Chief Minister said that he has been inspired by the ideals of JP and Thakur and said that implementation of 50 per cent reservation for women in the panchayati raj bodies, dress and bicycle for girl students and health services for the rural people were his way of paying tribute to the great leaders duo.


First Published: Sunday, October 09, 2011, 20:29

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