Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis Friday showered praises on former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee saying he showed to the world that India was a strong country and could not be taken for granted.
He said the late PM was an unparallelled leader, who devoted his life to the country.
"Vajpayee proved to the world that India is a strong country and cannot be taken for granted...His contribution in the party was immense and everyone in BJP and the country were inspired by him," the chief minister said.
"Selfless and fearless work were the principles of the late prime minister, which one needs to adopt to succeed in life," he added.
Vajpayee, who is considered one of the most charismatic leaders in India, died in New Delhi on August 16 last year at the age of 93 following prolonged illness.
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