Atal Ji's passing away is personal, irreplaceable loss for me: Narendra Modi

16 August 2018, 06:20 PM
Atal Ji's passing away is personal, irreplaceable loss for me: Narendra Modi (Photo: Twitter)
Atal Ji's passing away is personal, irreplaceable loss for me: Narendra Modi (Photo: Twitter)

Following the demise of former Prime Minister and BJP veteran Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who died at the age of 93 on Thursday at Delhi’s AIIMS hospital in New Delhi, PM Narendra Modi took to micro-blogging platform Twitter to express his emotions.

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"India grieves the demise of our beloved Atal Ji. His passing away marks the end of an era. He lived for the nation and served it assiduously for decades. My thoughts are with his family, BJP Karyakartas and millions of admirers in this hour of sadness. Om Shanti," PM Modi tweeted.

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"It was Atal Ji's exemplary leadership that set the foundations for a strong, prosperous and inclusive India in the 21st century. His futuristic policies across various sectors touched the lives of each and every citizen of India," he said.

"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," he said.

"It was due to the perseverance and struggles of Atal Ji that the BJP was built brick by brick. He travelled across the length and breadth of India to spread the BJP's message, which led to the BJP becoming a strong force in our national polity and in several states," he added.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee died following multiple organs failure. He was undergoing treatment for kidney tract infection, chest congestion, urinary tract infection and reduced urine output and was kept on life support for the last four days.

First Published: Thursday, August 16, 2018 06:09 PM
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