Union Home Minister Amit Shah reached Guwahati on Thursday morning, where he paid floral tribute to former Bharatiya Jana Sangh leader Deendayal Upadhyaya on his death anniversary.

Taking to Twitter Shah said, “When the emphasis was being given on adapting the foreign model for the formation of independent India, it was Pandit ji who gave India’s mantle of politics, economy and socialism connecting to the roots of India, by giving the mantra – ‘Reinventing India’ through the principle of integral humanism and uplifting the weakest section of the society.”

In another tweet, Shah said that his principles, philosophy and thoughts will give new energy to every countryman by inspiring him to serve the nation.

Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya was a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) thinker and former leader of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, the forerunner of BJP. He became president of the Jana Sangh in December 1967.

Meanwhile, Shah also met Ananta Rai, the ‘Maharaj’ of Koch-Rajbongshi who heads a faction of the Greater Cooch Behar Peoples’ Association (GCPA) in Chirang district in lower Assam.