PM Modi wishes BJP leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his 93rd birthday, lauds his contribution

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 25 December 2017, 02:35 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday wished veteran BJP leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his 93rd birthday, praising his exemplary service and leadership.

"Birthday greetings to our beloved Atal Ji. His phenomenal as well as visionary leadership made India more developed and further raised our prestige at the world stage. I pray for his good health." he said in a series of tweets.

Prime Minister also payed tributes to freedom fighter and educationist Madan Mohan Malaviya on his birth anniversary.

"Remembering Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya on his Jayanti. His impact on India's history is strong and unforgettable. His efforts to further education and a spirit of patriotism will always be remembered.," he said.

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu wished him on his birthday, Naidu posted a poem byVajpayee which urged people to remain united and not to give up hope in tough times.

Vajpayee was elected to Lok Sabha from Lucknow in 1991, 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2004. He is the first and the only non- Congress leader who completed his full term as prime minister.

Born in 1924, he entered politics during the Quit India movement in 1942. He was also the first external affairs minister to deliver a speech in the UN Assembly in Hindi. 

Here are the Live updates:

Rajnath Singh & Vijay Goel reach former Prime Minister #AtalBihariVajpayee's residence 

Uttar Pradesh: BJP workers perform 'havan' in Kanpur praying for good health and long life of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee

BJP President Amit Shah reaches former Prime Minister #AtalBihariVajpayee's residence at Krishna Menon Marg in Delhi 

# Former Prime Minister #AtalBihariVajpayee's residence at Krishna Menon Marg in Delhi; he turns 93 today. 

First Published: Monday, December 25, 2017 08:46 AM
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