Maharashtra government to build Vajpayee memorial in Mumbai: Fadnavis

Vastavam web: The Maharashtra government would build a memorial for former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Mumbai, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on wednesday said. Fadnavis made the announcement while paying tributes to Vajpayee at a condolence meeting here. At the meeting, Fadnavis also distributed urns containing ashes of the former prime minister to BJP leaders for immersion in 14 rivers in the state, including the Godavari, Panchaganga and Chandrabhaga.

Vajpayee, 93, passed away in Delhi on August 16. “Atal-ji showed us the path of loving this country, doing something for it. We can pay homage to him by walking on that path,” Fadnavis said. “The government will build a memorial for him in Mumbai,” he said, adding that details will be worked out soon. The chief minister listed several initiatives the Vajpayee-led NDA government took, including the rural road connectivity program and efforts aimed at generating jobs. “Vajpayee was not an economist, but he was aware of human development indices. He stressed social justice,” Fadnavis said.