Madhya Pradesh chief minister praises NehruBy IANS
Sunday, November 14, 2010
BHOPAL - Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sunday heaped praise on India’s first prime minister and Congress leader Jawaharlal Nehru on the occasion of his birth anniversary.
Chouhan garlanded Nehru’s statue at Roshanpura Chauraha here and said: “Nehru is not a legend of the country but he is the architect of modern India and his contribution to bring the nation on the path of development post-independence is praiseworthy.”
It was not the first time that Chouhan praised a Congress leader. On Oct 31, on the death anniversary of former prime minister Indira Gandhi, he praised her for tackling terrorism and told the central government to learn from her actions.
Before praising Indira Gandhi, he had praised her late son Sanjay Gandhi too. On the issue of population control, Chauhan said he agreed with the Congress leader that vasectomy should be made mandatory.