Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur paid floral tributes to Bharat Ratan former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his death anniversary at The Ridge Shimla today.
While interacting with media persons, Chief Minister said that Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a great statesman and visionary who realizes the dream of good governance and development of the nation with determination and farsightedness. He said that Atal Bihari Vajpayee has special affection and love with the people of Himachal Pradesh and considered Himachal Pradesh his second home.
Jai Ram Thakur said that Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna launched during the tenure of Atal Bihari Vajpayee has proved boon to Himachal Pradesh as it has ensured road connectivity to far flung villages of the State.
Urban Development Minister Suresh Bhardwaj, Mayor Shimla Municipal Corporation Satya Kaundal and other leaders also paid floral tributes to the former Prime Minister.