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Friday, 27 March 2015

Bharat Ratna to Atal Behari Vajpayee

Bharat Ratna Sri Atal Behari Vajpayee

Atal Behari Vajpayee and Narendra Modi
(By Narendra Modi [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons)

Federal government of India has awarded "Bharat Ratna"  to Sri Atal Behari Vajpayee. Pranab Mukherjee, Hon'ble President of India himself went to house of the veteran leader breaking all protocols to honor him. The 91 years old Statesman and former Prime Minister of sick and cannot come to take the award at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was present there along with his cabinet ministers. Hon'ble Abdul Hameed Ansari, Vice President of India, APJ Abul Kalam, Hon'ble Former President and Dr. Manmohan Singh, former Prime Minister Of India were also present there with several other senior leaders likes of  LK Advani and  Shivraj Singh Chouhan, chief minister, Madhya Pradesh.

Atal Behari Vajpayee is a great personality who changed the stream of Indian politics. He led NDA government three times as Prime Minister. His first term was too short that lasts only for 13 days. He resigned from the post of PM with his historic speech at that time. His next government could last for 13 months and finally he reigned India for a complete term of five years.

He will be remembered for his historical term as the first ever Non-congress PM of India to complete the full term and for atomic explosion at Pokhran. He successfully dealt with the US sanctions against India and took India to a new height. He believed that good transportation system leads to economic progress hence, he came out with golden quadrilateral. However, his plan to join all rivers in India was abandoned by the next UPA governments.

Jyoti Kothari
Convener, Jaipur division
Prabhari, West Bengal,
Narendra Modi Vichar Manch

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