Modi hails ex-PM P V Narasimha Rao on his birth anniv

On Rao's 97th birth anniversary, Modi tweeted, "Remembering our former PM Shri P V Narasimha Rao on his birth anniversary. Shri Rao is widely respected as a statesman who provided valuable leadership during a critical period of India's history." (DH file photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday remembered former prime minister P V Narasimha Rao on his birth anniversary and hailed his "valuable leadership" during a "critical period" of India's history.

On the 97th birth anniversary of Rao, who was India's prime minister from 1991-1996, Modi tweeted, "Remembering our former PM Shri P V Narasimha Rao on his birth anniversary. Shri Rao is widely respected as a statesman who provided valuable leadership during a critical period of India's history."

"Blessed with immense wisdom, he made a mark as a distinguished scholar as well," Modi said.

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu also took to Twitter to laud the former prime minister's role in reforming the Indian economy.

"Remembering former Prime Minister Shri P V Narasimha Rao on his birth anniversary. He was a scholar who played a key role in reforming Indian Economy. Shri Rao will be remembered for his knowledge and wisdom," Naidu tweeted.

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