Atal Bihari Vajpayee death: Poltiicians mourn demise of Bharat Ratna Awardee

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The former Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee passed away at 05:05 pm on Thursday at the age of 93 at The All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. He was admitted in the premier health institute for the past nine weeks after he was diagnosed with kidney tract infection, urinary tract infection and low urine output.

The Central government announced a seven-day state mourning throughout India and during this period the tricolour will be flown at half mast throught the country. 

Following the demise of the BJP stalwart Atal Bihari Vajpayee, politicians from different parties mourned the death of the Bharat Ratna awardee.

Here are some of the reactions from politicians:

# Prime Minister Narendra Modi penned an emotional tribute for Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Read the complete reaction: Atal Ji's passing away is personal, irreplaceable loss for me: PM Modi

Atal Ji's passing away is a personal and irreplaceable loss for me. I have countless fond memories with him. He was an inspiration to Karyakartas like me. I will particularly remember his sharp intellect and outstanding wit.

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 16, 2018

# Congress president Rahul Gandhi expresses his emotions

Today India lost a great son. Former PM #AtalBihariVaajpayee ji, was loved and respected by millions. My condolences to his family & all his admirers. We will miss him: Congress President Rahul Gandhi (File pic) pic.twitter.com/RKA5OkHDY4

— ANI (@ANI) August 16, 2018

# Indian President Ram Nath Kovind on Atal Bihari Vajpayee's demise

Extremely sad to hear of the passing of Shri #AtalBihariVajpayee, our former Prime Minister and a true Indian statesman. His leadership, foresight, maturity&eloquence put him in a league of his own. Atalji, the Gentle Giant,will be missed by one & all: President Kovind (File pic) pic.twitter.com/VmbIap4tmq

— ANI (@ANI) August 16, 2018

# This is a very sad moment for us that Atal ji is no more: Home Minister Raj Nath Singh

This is a very sad moment for us that Atal ji is no more. Shortly his mortal remains will be taken to his residence where people can pay tribute to him: Home Minister Rajnath Singh #AtalBihariVaajpayee pic.twitter.com/iskqHlfcfS

— ANI (@ANI) August 16, 2018

# "I am deeply grieved at the sad demise of Vajpayee Ji. India has lost one of its tallest leaders," Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik

#WATCH: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik reacts on the demise of #AtalBihariVaajpayee says,"I am deeply grieved at the sad demise of Vajpayee Ji. India has lost one of its tallest leaders." pic.twitter.com/xEGkuXWsyK

— ANI (@ANI) August 16, 2018

# "I have learnt with profound sorrow about the sad demise of Bharat Ratna #AtalBihariVaajpayee ji": Manmohan Singh

I have learnt with profound sorrow about the sad demise of Bharat Ratna #AtalBihariVaajpayee ji. An excellent orator, an impressive poet, an exceptional public servant, an outstanding Parliamentarian and a great Prime Minister: Dr.Manmohan Singh (file pic) pic.twitter.com/2E23QHZpbf

— ANI (@ANI) August 16, 2018

# It is a big loss for the country, he was a very simple man inspite of being such a senior leader: Mulayam Singh Yadav

It is a big loss for the country, he was a very simple man inspite of being such a senior leader.There was not even a shred of arrogance in him.Current leaders need to learn a lot from him: Mulayam Singh Yadav #AtalBihariVajpayee pic.twitter.com/3SOAxFpZdt

— ANI (@ANI) August 16, 2018

# Never expected end will come so soon. He was a true Indian: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu

Never expected end will come so soon. He was a true Indian. He never hesitated to speak from his heart. He was the tallest leader in India post independence. Vajpayee ji is 'ajatshatru' of modern times because he always maintained dignity&decorum: Vice Pres #AtalBihariVajpayee pic.twitter.com/9ayQDwoJwj

— ANI (@ANI) August 16, 2018

# He may be not with us physically but his vision will always be with us: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis

He may be not with us physically but his vision will always be with us, losing a person whom we always looked up to is a personal loss for all of us and I am sure we will always take inspiration from his ideology: Devendra Fadnavis, Maharashtra CM on #AtalBihariVajpayee pic.twitter.com/PtNF4tPYSA

— ANI (@ANI) August 16, 2018

# He worked in the national interest rather than personal interest, he brought a political stability to our country: Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath

He worked in the national interest rather than personal interest, he brought a political stability to our country. His ashes will be spread in every river in UP to respect his grand stature: CM Yogi Adityanath #AtalBihariVajpayee pic.twitter.com/ZXl3UEwWOS

— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) August 16, 2018

# He was a great politician & loved by millions. It's unimaginable to think that our beloved Atal Ji is no more with us: Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

He was a great politician & loved by millions. It's unimaginable to think that our beloved Atal Ji is no more with us. This is an end of a political era, the void of his absence can never be filled: Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan #AtalBihariVajpayee pic.twitter.com/gbtVBCHNaa

— ANI (@ANI) August 16, 2018

# I am at a loss of words to express my deep grief and sadness today as we all mourn the passing away of one of India’s tallest statesmen: LK Advani

I am at a loss of words to express my deep grief and sadness today as we all mourn the passing away of one of India’s tallest statesmen, #AtalBihariVajpayee. To me, Atalji was more than a senior colleague- in fact he was my closest friend for over 65 years: LK Advani pic.twitter.com/Yom2hk4Dl9

— ANI (@ANI) August 16, 2018

# No doubt that the country will be poorer in the loss of #AtalBihariVajpayee who was like a colossus for almost 6 decades: Former president Pranab Mukherjee 

No doubt that the country will be poorer in the loss of #AtalBihariVajpayee who was like a colossus for almost 6 decades. I pay my deepest regards for this great son of India: Former President Pranab Mukherjee pic.twitter.com/xHmPeTonwc

— ANI (@ANI) August 16, 2018

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