25 feet tall statue of former PM Vajpayee to be made in Lucknow
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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday announced that a 25-feet tall statue of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will be installed in State Secretariat – Lok Bhawan.
“Atalji had strong ties with Uttar Pradesh. He started his public life from Balrampur in the state and represented Lucknow as an MP for five terms,” the Chief Minister said, adding that a number of schemes are being launched in the name of the former prime minister.
“Atalji was the foundation of ‘sushasan’ (good governance). He learnt the nuances of politics from Deendayal Upadhyay and Shyama Prasad Mukherjee and became a symbol of trust in politics,” Adityanath said.A 21-metre tall statue of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee will be installed inside Lok Bhawan in Lucknow,” UP CM said.
The monk-politician made this announcement while attending an event to celebrate Vajpayee’s 94th birth anniversary.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who represents Lucknow in Lok Sabha, and Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik also attended the event.
The UP CM said that Vajpayee remained a soldier of democracy for a long time and set an example for all people’s representatives.
Vajpayee passed away in Delhi on August 16 after a prolonged illness. He was cremated with full state honours the next day.
Speaking on the occasion, Rajnath Singh stressed that people could learn from Vajpayee how to behave and work in public life