A man who lived his life on his principles-Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister, who was hospitalized at Delhi’s AIIMS doctor’s facility for nine weeks, died day before yesterday was a sad news for all. He was 93. In a moving tribute, Finance Minister and senior BJP pioneer Arun Jaitley, wrote “continuation of the era of which he was one who laid the foundation”.
Thousands gathered yesterday to pay tributes to the pioneer today on his last trip. In a Facebook blog, “Atalji, the Quintessential Gentleman – How he made a difference? “ Mr Jaitley penned down a sincere note for the 3 times Prime Minister.
The Bhismapitamah of the Indian Politics, that’s what he was referred to, a man who lived his life on his principles-Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Here’re some of the important and interesting facts regarding the former Prime Minister.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Bihari also been spelled as Behari, born on December 25, 1924, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India. His recent demise on August 16, 2018, New Delhi, Delhi has been a setback and shock to the Indian politics. A pioneer a leader of the pro – Hindu Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and a two times Prime Minister of India (1996, 1998– 2004).
Vajpayee was first elected to parliament in 1957 as a member from the Bharatiya Jana Sangh (BJS), a trailblazer of the BJP. In 1977 the BJS joined three different parties to frame the Janata Party, which drove the government that kept going until July 1979.
As forgein minister in the Janata government, Vajpayee earned a reputation for enhancing relations with Pakistan and China. In 1980, after a split in the Janata Party, Vajpayee helped the BJS to revamp itself as the BJP. In 1992 he was one of only a handful couple of Hindu pioneers to stand up against the annihilation of the noteworthy mosque at Ayodhya by anti-Muslim radicals.
Vajpayee was sworn as Prime Minister in May 1996 yet was in office just 13 days, subsequently failing to draw support from different Parties. In mid 1998 he again became Prime Minister, in election in which the BJP won a record number of seats, however he was compelled to make an insecure partnership with territorial parties. In 1999 the BJP expanded its seats in parliament and united its hold on government.
Albeit thought about a practical person, Vajpayee accepted an insubordinate stance even with Western feedback of India’s trying of a few atomic weapons in 1998. He had before been praised for his placating gestures toward India’s Muslim minority. In 2000 his governement started a broad program of divestment of public assets from a few key state-run ventures.
In 2002 Vajpayee’s government was reprimanded for its slow in responding to riots in Gujarat in which somewhere in the range of 1,000 individuals (mostly Muslims) lost their lifes. However, in 2003 Vajpayee endeavored to determine India’s long-running quarrel with Pakistan over the Kashmir region.
Under his leadership, India accomplished consistent financial development, and the nation turned into a world pioneer in technology innovation, however the poorer components of Indian culture regularly got a handle on left of the monetary flourishing. In 2004 his coalition was crushed in the parliamentary election, and he surrendered from office.
Vajpayee announced his retirement from politics at the end of 2005. In late December 2014 he was awarded the prestigious Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour.
He will always be in our heart, and be remembered as the man who left a legacy behind for setting a new path to politics. You’ll always be in our heart.