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The poet Prime Minister passes away, his poetry remains forever

GP News
17 August 2018 - 03:10 AM
National
Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the only non-Congress leader to have completed a full term as Prime Minister, breathed his last at the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences on Thursday evening. The body of the late PM was kept at official residence on Thursday night. Former President of India Sri Pranab Mukherjee said " A democrat to the core, a Titan in opposition space". Former PM's closest Aide and former BJP leader L K Advani said " To me , Atalji was more than a senior colleague- in fact , he was my closest friend for over 65 years....." Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the first non-Congress prime minister to hold office for more than five years. He practically ended BJP's untouchability. This graceful prime minister will be remembered for his steps towards resolving Kashmir issues and India's image building internationally. During his tenure as PM , his finance ministers help build a tax reforms nation wide. Golden Quadrilateral, DMRC , PMGSY these are unique projects started by the late former PM. Despite a control over communal riots  except Godhra riot there were numerous terror attacks including a Parliament terror attack in his tenure as PM. Many a times it has been said that he never compromised his generosity to gain a political mileage. May be he paid price in 2004 General election despite the BJP's slogan" Feel Good Factor".