Congress chief Sonia Gandhi welcomed the announcement of Bharat Ratna to former prime ministers PV Narasimha Rao and Chaudhary Charan Singh, and scientist MS Swaminathan.
“I welcome them. Why not,” she advised reporters outdoors the Parliament.
The announcement was made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on X (previously Twitter).
“Narasimha Rao steered India by essential transformations and in addition enriched its cultural and mental heritage,” PM Modi mentioned.
Rao’s visionary management, PM Modi mentioned, was instrumental in making India economically superior and laid a stable basis for its prosperity, development.
“Bharat Ratna to Charan Singh devoted to his incomparable contribution to nation,” the prime minister mentioned.
“Swaminathan made monumental contributions to nation in agriculture and farmers’ welfare,” PM Modi mentioned.
He performed a pivotal function in serving to India obtain self-reliance in agriculture and made excellent efforts in modernising it, the prime minister mentioned.
The federal government had earlier introduced the nation’s highest civilian honour for L Okay Advani and Karpoori Thakur.
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