Sonia Gandhi talked about that PV Naramisha Rao’s tenure marked by various political, social. And foreign policy achievements and highlighted that he devoted to Congressman.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi have written congratulatory letters to the Telangana unit of the party for organising a year-long celebration on the birth centenary of former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao.
“The birth centenary of Narasimha Rao is an occasion for us to recall and pay tribute to the scholarly and erudite personality,” Sonia Gandhi’s message stated. “After a long career in state and national politics. He became Prime Minister of India at a time of grave economic crisis. Through his bold leadership, our country was able to overcome many challenges successfully. The Union Budget of July 24, 1991, paved the way for the economic transformation of our country,” it added.
Sonia additionally mentioned that Rao’s tenure marked by various political. Social, and foreign policy achievements and highlighted that he devoted to Congressman.
“I congratulate the Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee for having organised these year-long celebrations. PV Narasimha Rao was a very respected national and international figure. The Congress party takes pride in his many accomplishments and contributions,” she added.
Rahul too congratulated the Telangana unit for organising the year-long celebrations to commemorate Rao’s many achievements.
“On this occasion, we celebrate the legacy of a man whose contribution continues to shape modern India. From joining the Congress party in his teenage years to becoming the Prime Minister of the largest democracy. His remarkable political journey reflected his grit and determination,” Rahul mentioned in a statement.
“July 24 marks the twenty-ninth anniversary of the 1991 budget. On this day, India embarked on a bold new path of economic transformation. Rao and Dr Manmohan Singh played a pivotal role in ushering in the era of liberalisation,” he added.
The Congress earlier accused of distancing itself from the previous prime minister. When Rao died in 2004, unlike other prime ministers and party chiefs. His mortal remains kept outside the AICC office. Rao’s grandson, NV Subhash, even went on record to say that he had been ‘sidelined’ by the party. Subash advised a news company that Sonia and Rahul should apologise for the ‘injustice’ carried out to him.
Rao, who started his profession as a younger party worker. Served as a legislator in erstwhile undivided Andhra Pradesh from 1957 to 1977. As a cabinet minister (1962 to 1970), he dealt with numerous portfolios. After which he served as the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh in 1971.
In 1972, Rao grew to become a member of parliament and eventually took over as prime minister in 1991. Rao is taken into account one the architects of the LPG (liberalisation, privatisation and globalisation) policies in India.