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Quotes by Lal Bahadur Shastri

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Today is the 112th birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna Lal Bahadur Shastri. Born on 2nd October 1901, Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri was the 2nd Prime Minister of the Republic of India and a leader of the Indian National Congress party. Lal bahadur Shastri  led an honest and simple life even when he was the prime minister of India. He played an important role in establishing peace between India and Pakistan. It was under his leadership that led to the country winning over Pakistan during the Indo-Pak war of 1965.

Today we bring you some of the most famous quotes by  Lal Bahadur Shashtri.

India will have to hang down her head in shame if even one person is left who is said in any way to be untouchable.

Those who govern must see how the people react to administration. Ultimately, the people are the final arbiters.

The preservation of freedom is not the task of soldiers alone. The whole nation has to stand strong.

We have now to fight for peace with the same courage and determination as we fought against aggression.

We believe in peace and peaceful development, not only for ourselves but for people all over the world.

The economic issues are most vital for us and it is of the highest importance that we should fight our biggest enemies - poverty, unemployment.

The basic idea of governance, as I see it, is to hold the society together so that it can develop and march towards certain goals.

That loyalty to the country comes ahead of all other loyalties. And this is an absolute loyalty, since one cannot weight it in terms of what one receives.


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