Rashtriya Lok Dal
on Friday welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement to award
to his grand father former Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh with a ‘Dil Jeet Liya’ post on X.
Prime Minister in his tweet wrote that
former PM Charan Singh
had made exemplary contribution to the country as he dedicated his life for the welfare of farmers.
“It is the good fortune of our government that former Prime Minister of the country Chaudhary Charan Singh is being honoured with Bharat Ratna. This honour is dedicated to his incomparable contribution to the country. He had dedicated his entire life to the rights and welfare of farmers. Be it the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh or the Home Minister of the country, even as an MLA, he always gave impetus to nation-building. He also stood firm against the Emergency. His dedication to our farmer brothers and sisters and his commitment to democracy during the Emergency are inspiring to the entire nation,” PM Modi wrote in his post on X.
There are reports that RLD is all set to join the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Jayant Choudhary, while denying these reports, has said that he expects “due respect” from allies of the opposition bloc. It will be interesting to see what the RLD chief now does in the run up to the Lok Sabha elections.
Meanwhile, PM Modi also announced Bharat Ratna for former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao and eminent agricultural scientist Dr MS Swaminathan also. PM Modi said that Dr Swaminathan played a pivotal role in helping India achieve self-reliance in agriculture during challenging times and made outstanding efforts towards modernizing Indian agriculture.
Earlier in January, Government also announced Bharat Ratna for former Bihar CM Karpoori Thakur along with senior BJP leader LK Advani, taking the number of Bharat Ratna recepients to five this year.