UP govt to install 25 feet statue of Vajpayee

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Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh  government will install a  25 feet statue of  former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at Lok Bhawan here.

In a tweet the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s office on Tuesday announced about the installation of the statue on the occasion of the former prime minister’s 94th birth anniversary.

Vajpayee had passed away on August 16 in Delhi after a prolonged illness.

Earlier on the day, Sadaiv Atal, a memorial of the former statesman, was dedicated to the nation.

President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other dignitaries paid floral tributes to the late leader at the lotus-shaped memorial built near the Rashtriya Smriti Sthal.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has also announced that his government will install a statue of Vajpayee in Patna.

He said all details relating to the height and cost of the statue and its location will be decided soon.

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