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Statue of Atal Bihari Vajpayee will be erected in Patna, we will decide location shortly: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar

Vajpayee passed away on August 16 after a prolonged illness. He was cremated with full state honours.

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New Delhi Updated on: December 25, 2018 14:29 IST
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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar

On the 94th birth anniversary of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Tuesday, which is also celebrated as Good Governance Day, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said that a statue of him will be erected in Patna.

“A statue of Atal Bihari Vajpayee will be erected in Patna. We will decide on a location shortly,” ANI quoted him as saying.

Meanwhile, Sadaiv Atal, a memorial of former prime minister, was also dedicated to the nation on Tuesday. President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were among the dignitaries who paid floral tributes to the former statesman at the memorial built near the Rashtriya Smriti Sthal, where his mortal remains were consigned to flames on August 17.

Vajpayee passed away on August 16 after a prolonged illness. He was cremated with full state honours.

Former prime minister Manmohan Singh and family members of Vajpayee also offered flowers at the lotus-shaped memorial. Sadaiv (always) Atal memorial will be managed by a trust headed by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.

"Tributes to Atal Ji on his Jayanti. We reiterate our commitment towards creating the India he dreamt of," Modi tweeted on Tuesday.

(With inputs from PTI)

 

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