Atal Bihari Vajpayee dead: Vajpayee, in fact, did secure for BJP, its highest ever electoral support in the 1998 elections — 9.43 crore votes, a jump of almost 40 per cent from its 6.79 crore votes polled in 1996.
However, former Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Pravin Togadia slammed the Congress veteran for not talking about the views of RSS founder Keshav Baliram Hedgewar and Vinayak Damodar Savarkar on nationalism during his address at the RSS headquarters.
BSP Supremo Mayawati filed her resignation on the same day as BJP leader M Wenkaiah Naidu filed his nomination papers as NDA's candidate for Vice-Presidential elections, here is look at the second day of Monsoon session.
Sonia Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal, L K Advani among other leaders remembered former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on his 111th birth anniversary who gave the slogan 'Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan', at his memorial at Vijay Ghat.
The nation today remembered Mahatma Gandhi on his 146th birth anniversary with President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi and other leaders paying floral tributes to him at his memorial in New Delhi.
Speaking at the Idea Exchange programme of the Indian Express, senior BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu said, "When I joined politics, Congress members used to make fun of us and say, 'We have Jawaharlal Nehru, we have Indira Gandhi, whom do you have?'. We used to look here and there at that time because we could not immediately answer. So many people started saying Vajpayeeji, subsequently Advaniji, and now Narendra Modi"