Raipur, January 27, 2022: Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has paid tribute to freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai on the occasion of his birth anniversary on January 28. Recalling the incomparable contribution of Lala Lajpat Rai in the freedom struggle, the Chief Minister said that Lala ji was one of the great heroes of independence, Lal-Bal-Pal, also known as Punjab Kesari.
Lala ji was very popular due to his candor and unwavering patriotism. He did not even care for his life while fighting for independence. He sacrificed his life opposing the British rule. Lala ji had said 'every stick on my body will act as a nail in the coffin of the British government'.
CM Mr. Baghel said that Lala ji's sacrifice did not go empty, Lala ji's martyrdom gave a new direction to the freedom struggle. The country will always be indebted to such a brave immortal sacrificer Lala ji.