Bharat Ratna to Malviya, Atal: PM says 'fitting recognition'

Bharat Ratna to Malviya, Atal: PM says 'fitting recognition'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the conferment of Bharat Ratna on Madan Mohan Malviya and Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a "fitting recognition" of the services of the "illustrious stalwarts" to the nation.

"Bharat Ratna being conferred on Pt. Madan Mohan Malaviya & Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee is a matter of great delight," Modi tweeted soon after the announcement of the country's highest civilian honour being bestowed on them.

"Country's highest honour to these illustrious stalwarts is a fitting recognition of their service to the nation," he added in another tweet.

He said Malaviya is remembered as "a phenomenal scholar & freedom fighter who lit the spark of national consciousness among people".

About the former Prime Minister, Modi said, "Atal ji means so much to everyone. A guide, inspiration & giant among giants. His contribution to India is invaluable."

Narendra Modi or Rahul Gandhi? Who will win the battle royale of the Lok Sabha Elections 2019


Get real-time news updates, views and analysis on Lok Sabha Elections 2019 on Deccanherald.com/news/lok-sabha-elections-2019 


Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram with #DHPoliticalTheatre for live updates on the Indian general elections 2019.

Liked the story?

  • 0

    Happy
  • 0

    Amused
  • 0

    Sad
  • 0

    Frustrated
  • 0

    Angry