Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Atal Bihar Vajpayee is the former Prime Minister of India and was elected to the position twice in 1996 and 1999. A member of the Bhartiya Janta Party, Vajpayee is also known for his great oratory skills. Apart from being a politician, he has is also an acclaimed writer who has written various poems. Vajpayee had joined the Quit India Movement in 1942 as a student leader. He was awarded India\'s highest civilian honor Bharat Ratna in 2015 on his birthday. His birthday, 25 December, was also declared as the Good Governance Day by Narendra Modi government. Vajpayee was also a member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and worked as a journalist for a short period before he joined BJP. He was the first non-congress political leader who became the Prime Minister of India. He went to jail during the JP Narayan movement when emergency was declared by Indira Gandhi government.
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Gujarat Assembly: As House pays tribute to Atal, Congress MLAs remember his ‘Raj Dharma’ message to Modi

In 2002, during a visit to Ahmedabad in the aftermath of the riots, the then prime minister Vajpayee had asked Modi, then the CM of Gujarat, to perform “Raj Dharma” at a joint press conference, marking a pivotal moment in the entire episode.

US President Jimmy Carter and Prime Minister Menachem Begin of Israel concluded a four-and-half-hour meeting as the West Asia summit meeting moved toward a close.

Forty Years Ago: September 18, 1978

External Affairs Minister A B Vajpayee was given a warm welcome when he arrived in the capital of Uzbekistan on the last leg of his eight-day official visit to the Soviet Union.

Harivansh Narayan Singh with Assistant Editor Pradeep Kaushal in The Indian Express newsroom. (Express photo/Renuka Puri)

Housing, schools, jobs… What’s our children’s future? This should be on Parliament agenda: Harivansh Singh

Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha Harivansh Narayan Singh talks about his transition from journalism to politics, underlines the importance of debates
on national issues, backs reservation for women in Parliament and says former PM Chandra Shekhar did not get the respect he deserved.

BJP at national executive meet: Atal Bihari Vajpayee created credible alternative

Earlier, in his address, party president Amit Shah recalled the works and achievements of Vajpayee and said that this was the first BJP national executive being held in the absence of the party founder since its inception.

Vajpayee death, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Shiv Sena, Sanjay Raut, India news, Indian Express news

Voice of empathy and wisdom

The void left behind by Atal Bihari Vajpayee will not be filled

Our last respect to Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a giant politician with exceptional oratory skills and a dedicated swayamsevak, who ruled over the hearts of countless Indians.

Pakodas for the general

Vajpayeeji gave incredible freedom to those who worked with him.

The Pakistani rupee has sunk by over 20 per cent in the past seven months owing to a balance of payment crisis.

Three men & a possibility

Kuldip Nayar and Vajpayee rejected narrative of Partition for India-Pak. Imran Khan can rewrite the script

Forty Years Ago: September 1, 1978

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Minister for External Affairs, was injured in a stone-throwing incident at a students’ protest rally at Boat Club, Delhi. Vajpayee was at Boat Club to meet students protesting the inaction of police in the murder of the Chopra children.

BJP drove them out, Maoists will be back if Congress wins: BJP chief Amit Shah in Chhattisgarh

BJP to organise poetry events in memory of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, says Amit Shah

Party workers will host poetry events at 4,000 places across all legislative assemblies and parliamentary constituencies on September 16, during which audio recordings of Vajpayee’s poems will be played, Shah told reporters.

Bihar professor assaulted after posts on Vajpayee: ‘I have a right to my opinion, don’t know why the big row’

On August 17, the assistant professor from Motihari’s Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Bihar (MGCUB) was assaulted by a group of 20-25 people, allegedly for two Facebook posts critical of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

"Vajpayeeji was a true democrat who recognised the legitimate role of the Opposition."

No permission, BJP pulls out of Atal kalash yatra in Hills

Senior police officers in Darjeeling told The Indian Express that permission was denied to the BJP since there was a political programme of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) scheduled between Tuesday and Thursday. P

Mamata was addressing a press conference at the state secretariat after receiving the preliminary enquiry report of a special team led by Chief Secretary Malay De.

BJP invites CM for Vajpayee’s condolence meet

The state government, however, has not accepted any money from the BJP for the booking of state-owned Mahajati Sadan, sources said. 

BJP leaders trip from boat during Atal Bihari Vajpayee's ash immersion in UP

BJP leaders trip from boat during Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s ash immersion in UP

They said the boat overturned and the police personnel immediately jumped into the river to save the dignitaries.

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut questions whether Vajpayee died on August 16

The article in Marathi is titled “What is Swarajya?”. Though Shiv Sena is an alliance partner of the BJP at the Centre as well as in Maharashtra, it has been taking swipes at the saffron party and PM Modi.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s ashes immersed across seven rivers of Tripura

Speaking about the ‘Mahayajna’ Sunday, Biplab Deb said that holy pyres help battle pollution. “Mahayajna helps to combat pollution in public life. The pyre was organised to make the principles of Vajpayee reach among the masses”, the CM added.