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Delhi government trying to follow Mahatma Gandhi, Lal Bahadur Shastri ideals: CM Arvind Kejriwal

He unveiled the ‘Jallianwala Bagh Smriti Chitra’ — a portrait commemorating the victims of the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre — at the Delhi Assembly Complex.

CM, Deputy CM at Rajghat. (Express Photo: Amit Mehra)

Paying tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and former PM Lal Bahadur Shastri on their birth anniversaries, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the Delhi government is trying its best to follow their ideals.

“Mahatma Gandhi ji and Lal Bahadur Shastri ji both dedicated their lives for the betterment and upliftment of our country. Their contribution to the past, present and future of this country is immeasurable. The Delhi government is trying its best to follow their ideals and walk in the path of their vision through its model of governance,” he said. A ‘prarthana sabha’ in memory of the two leaders was also held.

“The thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi show the path of truth, non-violence and righteousness not only to India but to humanity,” he also tweeted during the day. In another tweet, he wrote, “Shastri Ji’s simple life, honesty, and efficient leadership are inspirational for every generation of the society.”

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Addressing the media, he also spoke on the issue of farm protests: “It is high time, the Centre agrees to the demands of the farmers. There is no point in saying we’ll hold talks. The farmers have fixed, routine demands which are very valid. They should take back the three laws now.”

He unveiled the ‘Jallianwala Bagh Smriti Chitra’ — a portrait commemorating the victims of the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre — at the Delhi Assembly Complex.

“This artwork will continue to remind us of the pain and suffering our ancestors had to go through, the struggle they had to go through to bring freedom to our country,” he said.

Goel said, “The Delhi Legislative Assembly considers it an honour that it houses memorials for freedom fighters. Back in 2016, we commemorated Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Shaheed Sukhdev and Shaheed Rajguru in the Vidhan Sabha. Today we are paying our respects to victims of the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre.”

First published on: 03-10-2021 at 01:51 IST
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