Heaping praise on country’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav said no one had been a better premier than him till date in India.
He also blamed China’s back-stabbing during the Sino-India war for his demise.
Yadav was speaking during the inauguration of new central medicine supply depot at UP Rural Institute of Medical Sciences and Research in Saifai.
Sharing anecdotes with the gathering, he said “When slogans of Hindi-Cheeni bhai bhai were reverberating in the country China attacked India. It was a shock for Nehruji. It took his life.”
He further said: “China still has 1 lakh sq km of Indian land in its possession and no government did anything to reclaim the lost land in 50 years.”
Yadav added that more over the governments were averse of dispatching the bodies of soldiers killed in action to their homes. It was during his time as defence minister the government began sending the bodies.
On the occasion he also said Uttar Pradesh was progressing immensely and he hoped that the high pace set by the SP government led by his son Akhilesh Yadav will further be accelerated.
The central medicine supply depot has been built with `7 crore to provide medicines to people in OPD and wards.
Director of RIMS Brigadier T Prabhakar said the institute has seen rapid growth in terms of academics, giving out quality treatment to people and infrastructure. The institute has 150 MBBS seats against 100 earlier and post graduate seats have been increased to 78 from 50.