The country observed the birth anniversary of the late Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a prominent leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and a significant figure in Indian politics, on December 25. To honour the late Prime Minister, several dignitaries including Prime Minister Narendra Modi assembled at the “Sadaiv Atal” memorial.
PM Modi’s Tribute To
In a significant social media statement, Prime Minister Modi expressed his sincere condolences for Atal Bihari Vajpayee. In describing the late leader’s devotion to nation-building, Modi emphasised Vajpayee’s long-standing devotion and service to Mother India. He underlined that Vajpayee’s legacy inspires future generations even in his unending years.
Salutes from Union Home Minister Amit Shah
Union Home Minister Amit Shah joined the tribute by remembering and honouring Atal Bihari Vajpayee on social media. In addition to praising Vajpayee’s selfless devotion to the nation and society, Shah gave him credit for playing a crucial role in advancing nationalist politics by guiding the formation of the BJP.
Living and Contributions of Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Madhya Pradesh’s Gwalior was the place of Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s birth on December 25, 1924. He was from a Brahmin family from Kanyakubja. Krishna Bihari Vajpayee was his father, and he was a teacher back home. The tenth prime minister of India, Vajpayee oversaw three periods of momentous political transitions.
Political Fame and Input
Throughout his political career, Atal Bihari Vajpayee held the position of Prime Minister twice: once for a meagre 13 days in 1996 and again for 13 months in 1998 and 1999. He became the first prime minister to do so who was not a member of the Indian National Congress (INC) when he served a full term from 1999 to 2004. His leadership was crucial in determining the BJP’s course and giving Indian nationalist politics a fresh outlook.
Outside of Politics: A Poet and Author
Vajpayee had a distinguished literary and poetic career in addition to his political one. His achievements in politics and literature have changed India’s landscape forever. As the nation commemorates the anniversary of Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s birth, future generations will continue to find inspiration in his legacy.