Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday paid tributes to Bharatiya Jana Sangh leader Deendayal Upadhyaya on his birth anniversary.
“Remembering our inspiration, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya ji on his Jayanti,” he tweeted.
पंडित दीनदयाल उपाध्याय जी की जयंती पर उन्हें शत् शत् नमन। Remembering our inspiration, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya ji on his Jayanti.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 25, 2017
Rajnath Singh, in his message saluted Upadhyaya for his “service to the nation and the poor”.
“Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya was a great thinker and humanist who dedicated his entire life in service to the nation and the poor. Our commitment for the uplift of the marginal man and the downtrodden sections is inspired by Deendayal ji’s life, vision and thoughts. Deendayalji remains our inspiration. On his birth anniversary today I pay my humble tributes to him,” he said in a series of tweets.
Upadhyaya, a politician, philosopher, economist, sociologist, historian, and journalist was born on September 25, 1916 in Uttar Pradesh.
He was one of the most important leaders of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, the forerunner of the present day Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Upadhyay passed away on 11 February, 1968.
To mark the birth centenary of Upadhyaya, the BJP had asked all its state units to hold programmes.