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Vajpayee showed India's might to world: Fadnavis

Press Trust of India  |  Thane 

Devendra Friday showered praises on former Vajpayee saying he showed to the world that was a strong country and could not be taken for granted.

was speaking at the inauguration of Vajpayee's memorial at Wada in neighbouring district of

He said the late PM was an unparallelled leader, who devoted his life to the country.

"Vajpayee proved to the world that 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 said.

"Selfless and fearless work were the principles of the late prime minister, which one needs to adopt to succeed in life," he added.

district Vishnu Savra, MPs Kapil Patil, and others were present on the occasion.

The comprises his life-size statue built on the premises of Swami Vivekananda Education Complex. Kailas Agarwal, a noted from Jaipur, has created the statue.

Black granite and Makrana marble from have been used to create the memorial. Red sandstone from Dholpur in has been used for the canopy of the statue.

Vajpayee, who is considered one of the most charismatic leaders in India, died in on August 16 last year at the age of 93 following prolonged illness.

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First Published: Fri, February 08 2019. 19:01 IST