New Delhi, Sept 19: Former judge in the Supreme Court of India, Justice Vaidyanathapura Rama Krishna Iyer on Thursday wrote to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and extended his best wishes for becoming the BJP's prime ministerial candidate.
In a birthday-greeting letter addressed to Modi, the former SC judge V R Krishna Iyer termed the BJP's decision of anointing Modi as Prime Ministerial candidate of the party as timely one for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections and welcomed it.
97-year-old Justice Iyer in his letter said that though he is not involved in any active politics at present and "welcomes the decision of BJP on personal level" and described Modi as positive, someone of nationalistic virtue and having global dimensions.
Praising Gujarat chief minister, Justice Iyer said that Gujarat is only state in the country which has used the solar power in a very large scale and under Modi's leadership it has led Gujarat being emerge as ‘Solar State'.
While lauding Modi, Justice Iyer said, "Adhering to the principles and ideals of Mahatma Gandhi, Gujarat is the only state in the country to implement prohibition and uproot the corruption in the public life."
The ex-SC judge described Narendra Modi as positive person.
Justice Iyer said Modi is getting support at national level for his good-administrative skills and is quite capable of realizing the great principles of Swaraj. He also expressed his confidence in Modi to remove poverty from India.
"I am committed to socialism. And I support Mr Modi because he is also socialist and encourages Gandhian values - protection of human values and rights, brotherhood, justice at social, economic and political field", Justice Iyer wrote.
Describing the well-wishes, greetings, love and blessings that Modi received from all over the world on his recent birthday on September 17 as equivalent to a highest peak, Justice Iyer wrote that in the chair of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi will fulfill hopes and aspirations of the people of India and uphold national dignity.