Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here today that Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay, who worked relentlessly for the upliftment of the downtrodden, remains an inspiration for every Indian.
“The day I was chosen as the leader in Parliament – I had said this government is dedicated to the poor. After 365 days, I wanted to acknowledge the source of that inspiration – the person who inspired us to work for the person at the lowest strata of society,” said Prime Minister Modi after paying tribute to the legendary figure at Deendayal Dham in Mathura.
“Three thinkers have influenced Indian politics and political thought in the last 100 years – Gandhi, Lohia and Deen Dayal Upadhyay and all three have a common thread in their thought – the poor people of this country, India’s villages and its farmers,” he added.
Tight security arrangements were put in place for the Prime Minister’s visit.