Lucknow : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi party state president Akhilesh Yadav today paid rich tribute to late former Prime Minister Chandrashekhar on his ninth death anniversary claiming that the former had shown the path through socialism. The Chief Minister again announced a memorial of late PM Chandrashekhar at his native place Ballia in UP. Mr Yadav said Chandrashekhar had a dynamic personality and he used to put forth his views on all issues, including politics, economy and foreign policy, in a logical and fearless manner. The Chief Minister was speaking from the state party office where the death anniversary of the leader was observed. "Mr Chandrashekhar was a visionary person and had traveled throughout the country to know the real problems of the masses.
I am fortunate that I got an opportunity to work with him for a brief period," the CM said. On the occasion the CM also narrated the achievement of his government, including the appointment of 40,000 police constables and providing Samajwadi pension to the 55 lakh poor families of the state. " Some people had even pointed out irregularities in the police constable recruitment but later they too had to accept that the appointments were made in transparent manner," he said. Several other senior party leaders, including state minister Arvind Singh Gope and MLC Yashwant Singh, too participated in the function.