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

16 August 2018, 07:41 PM
Atal Bihari Vajpayee death: Poltiicians mourn demise of Bharat Ratna Awardee (File Photo)
Atal Bihari Vajpayee death: Poltiicians mourn demise of Bharat Ratna Awardee (File Photo)

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

# Congress president Rahul Gandhi expresses his emotions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# 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

# 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

# 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 

First Published: Thursday, August 16, 2018 07:13 PM
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