Team Blitz India
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 11 paid tributes to Jayaprakash Narayan, the hero of the anti-Emergency movement, on his birth anniversary.
Modi lauded Narayan, fondly called JP as the pioneer of ‘total revolution,’ a slogan he coined to mobilise the masses against the then Indira Gandhi government, which imposed the Emergency in 1975.
He dedicated his whole life to strengthen Indian democracy, the Prime Minister said in a post in Hindi on X. Narayan was born in Bihar in 1902 and emerged as one of the leading Socialist figures in the country.
Modi also paid tributes to Bharatiya Jana Sangh leader Nanaji Deshmukh on his birth anniversary, saying he dedicated his life to the development of villages and tribal regions.His sacrifices and service will inspire every generation, he said.