Lucknow: Paying homage to the socialist leader Raj Narain on his 29th death anniversary today, Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav said that working for the poor will be true homage to the great personality.
“Raj Narain was a great personality who created history. He had always raised his voice for the poor and deprived sections of society”, Yadav said while addressing the programme at the party headquarters here to pay homage to the socialist leader.
“True homage to him (Narain) will be to work for the welfare of the poor and farmers and opposing injustice,” he said.
The SP chief said that Raj Narain distributed his land among the people who worked on it and did not keep anything for his family.
Recalling his association with the socialist leader, Yadav said,”Raj Narain gave shape to Ram Manohar Lohia’s slogan of continued struggle against injustice while taking forward the socialist movement.”
Raj Narain, the only leader who had defeated Indira Gandhi in a parliamentary election (1977), died of a heart attack on December 31, 1986.
Narain was active in the independence movement against Britain and was later imprisoned scores of times for his leadership of opposition movements.