‘Modi is a true statesman above party lines’

New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar’s son and BJP Rajya Sabha MP, Neeraj Shekhar said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a true statesman above party lines.

In a series of tweets, Shekhar recalled the close association of Modi with the former Prime Minister after he inaugurated the Pradhanmantri Sanghralaya in New Delhi.

“PM @narendramodi and Chandrashekhar, different generations, different political parties yet a very close bond. This is exactly what democracy is about. My father knew PM Modi for many years and was always appreciative of his developmental work and eye for detail,” he added.

He remembered that both the leaders met for the first time during the emergency.

“The first time my father, former PM Chandrashekhar and @narendramodi ji met was after the Emergency. Modi ji was still learning the ropes of politics and political movements. He had been assigned a duty to be with my father in Gujarat,” the BJP MP said.

He added, “In the mid-2000s, when my father was not in the best of health and was out of active politics, he expressed a desire to meet CM @narendramodi. Very promptly, CM Modi said he will come to meet my father in Delhi and in his very next visit he came to meet my father.”

Talking about the museum, he said, “As the son of my father, as a Member of Parliament, and as an observer of politics, I am glad that we have a museum that recognizes the contribution of each and every PM in equal measure. Because each of them faced challenges and rose to meet them to the best of their abilities.”

“Wherever he is, my father would be blessing PM @narendramodi. So would all other Prime Ministers. Let this museum begin a new culture of statesmanship,” Shekhar added.

  • The price of the museum ticket is Rs 100 if bought online, and Rs 110 in offline mode for Indians while it is Rs 750 for foreigners
  • Children aged between 5 to 12 years will get a 50 percent discount, in both online and offline modes. College and school students will get 25 percent discount on bookings made by the institutions

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