BENGALURU: The exalted personality of former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri must become the source of inspiration for all, said Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.
Speaking to the media after garlanding the statue of Lal Bahadur Shastri on the occasion of his 57th death anniversary here on Wednesday, the CM said Shastri was one of the most influential Prime Ministers of the nation, but his death was tragic. He died under mysterious circumstances in Tashkent in Russia for a peace treaty after India won a war against Pakistan. Suspicion still haunts his death. India had received a big jolt as Shastri had gone to Russia for a peace treaty with Pakistan, the CM recalled.
Hailing from a poor family, Shastri led a simple life and did not have any inferiority complex. He had no wish to become rich, but gave good governance to the people and started many good things during his tenure. His life is always a source of inspiration for people. The real way of observing his death anniversary is to follow the path shown by him. Shastri’s biggest contribution has been the ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan’ slogan to give impetus to the country’s safety, development, self-respect, and self-reliance, the CM noted.