25 Best Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Quotes

In this article we will talk about some of the best quotes by Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya, the doyen of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh and an inspiration for multitudes of workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Through his words, we’ll come to know Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya’s views on democracy, Indian politics, democracy, Jawaharlal Nehru, Pakistan, and other important issues. 

Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Quotes

1. A party which has no economic policy cannot sustain itself.

Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya quote on economic policy


2. Rightists are those who have lost their left eye and leftists, their right one. If you want enunciation of Jana Sangh’s economic policy, then I would sum it up in two words, Pragmatic and realistic.

Deendayal Upadhyaya quote on Jana Sangh


3. Whatever differences we might have with Pt Nehru and in whichever way we might oppose his policies. I assure my Prime Minister that, while he is away on his foreign tour, the good wishes of Bharatiya Jana Sangh and its unqualified support is with him.

Deendayal Upadhyaya on Jawaharlal Nehru


4. The centralisation of political, economic and social powers in one individual or institution is a hindrance in the way of democracy.

Deendayal Upadhyaya quote on centralisation of power


5. Our candidate has been defeated but our party is one more step forward towards victory.

Quote on Indian Politics


6. The parties that want to develop into major parties should be careful not to sacrifice principles for quick gains.

Quote on political parties


7. People, too, have a duty, and if they exercise their franchise in a judicious and intelligent manner, they can also correct the distorted viewpoint of the political parties.

Deendayal Upadhyaya quote on duty of people


8. Elections should be contested by keeping in mind the ideals and principles necessary for strengthening democracy in the country.

Quote about elections


9.The Congress may be termed a leftist party in so far as it stands for a socialist pattern of economy, but the support it extends to and derives from the vested interests lends it a conservative colour. The Jana Sangh may be called rightist because it does not believe in doctrine socialism but its programme and cadre definitely make it more radical than some of the so-called radical parties of the country.

Quote on Jana Sangh


10. The issue of national unity and indivisibility are central to our existence. We will not leave any stone unturned in achieving this goal.

Deendayal Upadhyaya quote on unity


11. We do not accept any move to divide the Hindu society along caste lines.

Quote about Hindu society


12. Politics is not an easy way and it follows a slippery path. Only those survive who take to this path keeping larger interests of the people in mind.

Quote on politics


13. The nature of anger should always be genuine and virtuous.

Quote on anger


14. Any system which reduced the opportunity for employment was undemocratic.

Quote about employment


15. If a vote for everyone is the touchstone of political democracy, work for everyone is a measure of economic democracy.

Quote about work for everyone


16. Maharaja Hari Singh signed the instrument of Accession for making the state an integral part of India. Jammu and Kashmir, therefore, became a part of the country and any aggression on the state was an agression on India. Our fault was that we considered the aggression by Pakistan as an attack on Kashmir, and not on India.

Deendayal Upadhyaya quote on Kashmir


17. Can we not forgo a few worthless ambitions for the benefit and protection of the society and for the faith for which Rama suffered exile, Krishna bore innumerable hardships, Rana Pratap roamed about forest to forest, Shivaji staked his all and  Guru Gobind Singh allowed his little sons to be buried alive?

Deendayal Upadhyaya quote about serving the society


18. The founders of Pakistan have based their premise on Islamic nationhood and that is why, because of Kashmir’s majority Muslim population, they claim a right to it. The day they give up this basic premise, the rationale of their two-nation theory will fall apart.

Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya quote on Pakistan


19. Regarding the question of staying away from the two power blocs in the world, we must now realise that the situation has changed. The world is no longer divided into these two blocs; many new blocs have come up. Delhi and Beijing are now two such power centres. Beijing has embarked on a policy of expansionism. We require a new power bloc to push back Communist China and, in this context, we must decide who our real friends are.

Deendayal Upadhyaya on foreign policy of India


20. Sanyaas does not mean abdicating one’s social responsibilities; it means fulfilling them with vigour, selflessly.

Quote on Sanyaas or renunciation


21. We have to undertake the task of awakening our nation’s ‘Virat’. Let’s go forward in this task with a sense of pride for our heritage, with a realistic assessment of the present and a great ambition for the future.

Deendayal Upadhyaya quote on India


22. We wish neither to make this country a shadow of some distant past or an imitation of Russia or America. With the support of universal knowledge and our heritage, we shall create a Bharat which will excel all its past glories, and will enable every citizen in its fold to steadily progress in the development of his manifold latent possibilities and to achieve, through a sense of unity with the entire creation, a state even higher than that of a complete human being; to become Narayan from ‘Nar’. This is the external divine form of our culture. This is our message to humanity at the crossroads. May God give us strength to succeed in this task.

Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya quote about India


23. In this era of adulteration, instead of adulterating ideas we must, on the contrary, scrutinize and improve upon them wherever possible before accepting them. Rather than being a burden on the world, we must attempt to resolve, if possible, the problems facing the world.

Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya quote about the world


24. Independence can be meaningful only if it becomes an instrument for the expression of our culture. Such expression will not only contribute to our progress but the effort required will also give us the experience of joy.

Quote on Independence and Culture


25. It is indeed suprising that those who claim to reform the society by removing dead traditions, themselves fall prey to some outdated foreign traditions.

Quote about traditions



I hope you like these Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya quotes. Thanks for reading. Jai Hind.

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