On the first death anniversary of Ram Vilas Paswan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi penned down a long message and paid his tribute to the former cabinet colleague and a powerful Dalit leader from Bihar. Taking to Twitter, Ram’s son, Chirag Paswan posted the letter on his Twitter account. He thanked PM Modi for his kind words as Chirag struggles with his uncle Pashupati Kumar Paras for Ram Vilas Paswan’s legacy by retaining control of the party he had founded.
In the letter, PM Modi described Ram Vilas as a ‘great son of the nation, Bihar’s pride and a strong voice for social justice’. PM outlined that Ram’s life can teach a lot to young aspiring politicians. “Despite reaching the top of politics, he always remained connected with his workers. He always relied on communication and cordiality and that was the reason he maintained good relations with all leaders, irrespective of political parties, and maintained a ubiquitous smile on his face,” he wrote.
Sharing the letter, Chirag expressed his gratitude towards PM Modi. He thanked PM Modi for honouring his father’s work. “Sir, you have honored the work done by him for the society by putting the summary of the whole life of my father in your own words,” Chirag said.
The Prime Minister also lauded Ram Vilas Paswan as a champion of the poor and Dalits. He called it an ’emotional day’. “I also sense the loss that Indian politics has suffered because of his death,” wrote PM Modi.
Ahead of the event, Chirag Paswan said he had invited top national leaders, including PM Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, and Congress President Sonia Gandhi, for the Patna event.
Last year on October 8, Ram Vilas Paswan, the founder of the Lok Janshakti Party passed away. However, Chirag is following a traditional calendar to hold the first death anniversary of his father on September 12.