10 most Interesting Facts of Lalbahadur Shastri you should know
“Those who govern must see how the people react to administration. Ultimately, people are the final arbiters”.
– Lal Bahadur Shastri
Lal Bahadur Shastri was born on 2 October 1904 in Varanasi, a British Raj United Province in India. He was the 2nd Prime Minister of the Republic of India and a leader of the Indian National Congress party. Shastriji joined Indian Independence movement in the 1920. The Most Humble Prime Minister of India, having a vision for Independent country.
The cause of death of Shastriji has been a subject of conspiracy theories. He led the country during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1965 and India defeated Pakistan easily.
10 Interesting Facts of Lal Bahadur Shastri & his Life:
- Most Famous Slogan of India: Jai Jawan Jai Kisan (Hail the soldier, Hail the farmer) was given by Shastriji.
- Lal Bahadur Shastri played pivotal roles in victories of the Congress party in General Elections 1952, 1957 and 1962.
- Shastriji was Deeply influenced by Mahatma Gandhi, and he became a loyal follower of Gandhiji & Lokmanya Tilak.
- Shastriji went to jail when he was 17-years-old for participating in non-cooperation movement. Shastriji spent almost nine years in jail in total during India’s Independence activism.
- A very little known fact that after Nehru died, Indira Gandhi was first offered the post of Prime Ministership. Only after she declined, Lal Bahadur Shastri was made the PM.
- Prevention of Corruption in India: The credit of first appointing the committee on Prevention of Corruption goes to Lal Bahadur Shastri during his work tenure as Union Home Minister.
- Lal Bahadur Shastri ordered using jets of water instead of lathis to disperse the crowd in any Public Event.
- Lal Bahadur Shastri had resigned as the Railway Minister as a moral responsibility to a railway accident in Mahbubnagar in 1956, he set new standards of morality in Indian Politics.
- Credit of appointing women conductors in transportation facilities go to Lal Bahadur Shastri, transport minister post-independence in India.
- Death mystery of lal bahadur shastri– He died on 11 January 1966.His Death was one of the Most Controverial Deaths in Indian Politics History After Subhash Chandra Bose.
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