The BJP — and the Congress — were caught off-guard by Vajpayee’s defeat in 2004.
Vajpayee tirelessly sought to improve relations with Pakistan, despite setbacks.
Vajpayee not only recognised the “unique history” of the Nagas, but also admitted that mistakes had been committed, and lamented the unnecessary spilling of blood in the state.
The recommendation came when many telecom players were bleeding from having paid steep licence fees in the four metros and a few other circles.
Several events from India’s recent history have been recalled in reports on the contents of former RAW chief A S Dulat’s forthcoming book, Kashmir: The Vajpayee Years. The backstories to four of the more significant assertions that Dulat makes.
Sonia was unable to attract allies, cobble together the numbers to form government. Vajpayee’s stint as caretaker prime minister sealed the outcome of the next election.
Mishti Doi (sweet curd), sandesh and other sweets were served at the lunch hosted by Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid for Modi.
President Abdul Hamid handed over the Bangladesh Liberation War Honour to PM Modi at a glittering ceremony at the President’s house, which was attended by Premier Sheikh Hasina and top officials.
Bangladesh will hand over Vajpayee’s “Friends of Bangladesh Liberation War Award” to Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his upcoming visit.
A Foreign Ministry spokesman said Bangladesh will hand over Vajpayee’s “Friends of Bangladesh Liberation War Award” to Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his upcoming visit .
Laos was signed by the US charge d’affaires, Christian Chapman, Laos’s economy minister, Soth Phetrasy, and three demonstrators.
Advani has not been invited as he was not a Deendayal Upadhyay Janmabhoomi Smarak Samiti member.
But the euphoria after Pokhran II lasted only a short while.
In 1998, India began watching a new prime minister and a new Congress president.
Last week, Atal Bihari Vajpayee was conferred the Bharat Ratna. Here, his former media advisor, Ashok Tandon, recalls the story of one of the Vajpayee regime’s biggest challenges — and achievements