On the occasion of Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s birth anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid respect to the former prime minister and BJP stalwart.
Vajpayee, who was born in Gwalior in 1924, was the first non-Congress prime minister to serve a full term in office and was the face of the BJP for decades.
Modi wrote on Twitter, “On Atal Ji’s Jayanti, we remember him. His exemplary dedication to the country inspires us. He dedicated his life to building a strong and developed India. Millions of Indians benefited from his development endeavours.”
“Atalji was an eminent politician, adept administrator, prolific writer, compelling orator, and above all, a great human being,” the Vice President Secretariat tweeted, citing Venkaiah Naidu.
Vajpayee implemented structural improvements in governance to better people’s lives. He will be remembered for bolstering democracy and ushering in the country’s connection revolution, according to Naidu.
Since 2014, Vajpayee’s birthday has been commemorated as ‘Good Governance Day.’
To commemorate the occasion, Naidu suggested that people resolve to empower every Indian by ensuring good governance at all levels.
As he hailed the country on Good Governance Day, Union Home Minister Amit Shah also paid tribute to the veteran statesman. “Through a series of innovative initiatives as Prime Minister, Atal Ji built the basis for a strong India. “He also made his vision of good administration in the country a reality,” stated a rough translation of Shah’s Hindi-language tweet.
Since 2014, when the Modi government first took power, the birth anniversary of Atal Bihari Vajpayee has been commemorated as Good Governance Day.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also paid tribute to the veteran, calling him a “great patriot,” a “excellent orator,” a “beautiful poet,” a “able administrator,” and a “amazing reformist.”
He was Prime Minister three times, first for a brief period in 1996, then for two terms between 1998 and 2004.
Vajpayee was also noted for his oratory abilities, which he demonstrated in 1998 when defending the nuclear tests in Pokhran.
Vajpayee, one of the country’s most renowned politicians and a founding member of the Bharatiya Janata Party, died on August 16, 2018, at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) following a protracted illness. He was 93 years old when he died.
Several public benefit projects named after the former prime minister are being developed by the government. The Atal Bhujal Yojana, a Rs 6,000 crore initiative to promote groundwater management, has been approved by the Union Cabinet. A critical tunnel under Rohtang Pass was also named after him by the government.
In 2015, the late leader was awarded the Bharat Ratna. In 1994, he received the Pt Govind Ballabh Pant Award for Best Parliamentarian.
Sanjay Raut congratulates Vajpayee, saying the motto ‘Sabka saath, sabka vikas’ suits him.
Leader of the Shiv Sena Sanjay Raut praised former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Saturday, stating that he was the only leader after Jawaharlal Nehru who was widely admired, and that the term ‘Sabka saath, sabka vikas’ suited him perfectly.
Raut’s remark appeared to be directed at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who took power in 2014 with the slogan “Sabka saath, sabka vikas” (collective efforts, inclusive growth).
Raut told reporters in this city, “Atal Bihari Vajpayee was instrumental in bringing the Shiv Sena and the BJP together. The sentence ‘Sabka saath, sabka vikas’ is perfect for him.”
On the late BJP leader’s birth anniversary, the Sena MP was asked a question about Vajpayee.
“After Jawaharlal Nehru, Vajpayee was the only other Indian leader who was well-liked throughout the country. There were people who respected Vajpayee in Nagaland and Puducherry “he stated
According to Raut, Vajpayee and Lal Krishna Advani were the BJP’s two primary pillars who helped the party spread across the country.