"There are many issues in which we have differences with Nehru. We have differences over his policies, but we can't doubt his intention to work for the welfare of people and nation building," he said at a function organised on the occasion of the 125th birth anniversary of Nehru.

Singh, a veteran BJP leader, cited he may not see Nehru, a Congressman, in the 'political mirror' but could always see him in the 'national mirror'.

The Home Minister said due to the immense contributions of leaders like Nehru, India today has a vibrant Parliament, an efficient bureaucracy, independent judiciary and fearless press.

"It was because of the contributions of leaders like Nehru, India has become the largest democracy in the world, India is now celebrating the success of democracy," he cited.

Singh stated it was under the stewardship of Nehru that the country had set up large industries in Bhilai, Rourkela, top institutions like IITs and IIMs and nuclear plants.

"Even though Nehru had emphasised on industrialisation, he knew that agriculture was the key for the country. He had said 'I am all for industry and I am all for steel plants. But agriculture is far more important than industry'," he mentioned quoting Nehru.

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