Demand made for Bharat Ratna for Narasimha Rao on birth anniversary

The TRS government in Telangana had organised a program to mark the late leader's 96th birth anniversary at his memorial, PV Gyan Bhoomi, at Hussain Sagar in Hyderabad

By: PTI | Hyderabad | Published:June 28, 2017 9:36 pm
Narasimha Rao, Bharat Ratna, Narasimha birth anniversary, india news, latest news, indian express Former Prime Minister Narasimha Rao.

Former chief minister of undivided Andhra Pradesh K Rosaiah, two Telangana ministers and the state BJP chief today said that the country’s highest civilian honour, Bharat Ratna, should be bestowed upon the former Prime Minister Narasimha Rao.

The TRS government in Telangana had organised a program to mark the late leader’s 96th birth anniversary at his memorial, PV Gyan Bhoomi, at Hussain Sagar lake here today.

Paying tributes to Rao, who was born in today’s Telangana, state home minister Nayani Narasimha Reddy and animal husbandry minister T Srinivas Yadav urged the Centre to confer the nation’s highest civilian honour on him.

Both hailed Rao’s contribution to the country, especially the economic reforms which he initiated.

Rao’s family members have long demanded Bharat Ratna for him.

As per a government press release, former AP chief minister K Rosaiah and Telangana BJP president K Laxman also said that Rao should be given the Bharat Ratna.

Several other leaders paid homage to the late leader on the occasion.

Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, who is in Delhi, described the former PM as a “great administrator”.

“It is a proud moment for Telangana that PV, (who was) from Telangana, (was) raised to the status of Prime Minister of the country and served the nation,” a statement from CM’s office quoted him as saying.

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    Ram
    Jun 29, 2017 at 2:02 am
    Apart from Lal Bahudur Sastry, only PVN Rao was the only PM who deserved Bharat Ratna from congress stables. All other PMs from Nehru, hi sdaughter Indira and his g son Rajiv were awarded either by them-self or by their family members/cronies with no or negative contribution to India. If possible, such awards should be revoked. Hope Sonia and her sycophants wont oppose and create riots if PVN is recognized for his great contributions!
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