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Prime Minister Modi pays tributes to Jagjivan Ram

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NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday paid tributes to former deputy prime minister Jagjivan Ram, a foremost Dalit chief of his time, and mentioned the nation will all the time keep in mind his “remarkable” contribution in the course of the freedom motion and after Independence.

Born in Bihar in 1908, Ram was a freedom fighter and served as a minister in governments led by Jawaharlal Nehru and later India Gandhi.

He give up the Congress to protest in opposition to Emergency and served as a deputy prime minister within the Janata Party authorities.

Modi tweeted, “Tributes to Babu Jagjivan Ram Ji on his birth anniversary. Our nation will always remember his remarkable contribution be it during the freedom movement or after Independence. He was widely admired for his administrative skills and concern for thr poor.”