The statue of late Lalji Tandon ji, a former Minister of Uttar Pradesh and Governor of two states, was unveiled on his first death anniversary today in front of a multi-level parking lot at Hazratganj by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
Religious leaders of all religions also be present in the venue. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Mayor Samyuktha Bhatia are also present. The Mayor has also invited those who worked with late Tandon ji and his friends. After inaugurating the 12-foot-tall statue of Tandon in Hazratganj, Singh said, ''All senior leaders of the party, including myself, used to take his suggestions before taking any important decisions. He had a role in establishing BJP in power in Uttar Pradesh.'' Singh succeeded Tandon as the MP from Lucknow.
Singh said there was a lot to learn from Tandon. He remained connected to his roots and people at the ground level and also shared good relations with all, including those in rival political parties. ''He had good relations with leaders of all political parties, be it SP, Congress, or BSP. On Tandon's relations with former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the minister said Tandon was like ''Laxman to his Ram'' Vajpayee. Tandon, a BJP veteran, had served as Governor of Bihar and Madhya Pradesh.