Former Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh’s statue was unveiled at Kisan Chowk of Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh on 23 December 2014. The statue was unveiled by activists of Rashtriya Lok Dal and Jat Sabha to mark Charan Singh’s 112nd birth anniversary.
On this day, rich tributes were paid to Charan Singh by the Union government and different political parties.
Chaudhary Charan Singh
• Charan Singh was born on 23 December 1902 in a Jat family in village Noorpur of Hapur District in Uttar Pradesh
• He was the sixth Prime Minister of India. He served as the Prime Minister of India from 28 July 1979 to 14 January 1980
• Charan Singh holds the record of being the sole Prime Minister of India who did not faced the Lok Sabha even for a single day during his short tenure of just a month
• He entered politics as part of the Independence Movement of India
• As a person, he was noticed in the 1950s for opposing and winning a battle against Jawaharlal Nehru's socialistic and collectivist land use policies, for the sake of the Indian Farmer
• He is considered as a leader of farmers (agrarian communities) throughout the nation
• He was a leader of the Bharatiya Lok Dal, a major constituent of the Janata coalition
• He served as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh in 1967, and later in 1970
• Charan Singh died on 29 May 1987
• His books include
a) Joint Farming X-rayed: The problem and its solution (1959)
b) Economic Nightmares of India: Its Cause and Cure (1981)
What: was unveiled
When: on 23 December 2014
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