Former Indian PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away

Former Indian PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away
Former Indian PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away

18 August, 2018

Talking about the incident of Babri Masjid demolition, former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in an interview had said, "What happened in Ayodhya on 6th was very unfortunate".

Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali and Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck arrived in Delhi to pay tribute to the former PM.

Reacting to the sad development which has shocked the country, Sudheendra Kulkarni, Ex-aide to former PM, said he worked with Kulkarni for 6 years, he treated everyone with respect, he further said that Vajpayee had asserted that the Kashmir dispute cannot be solved constitutionally, and only by the boundaries of humanity.

Prime minister-in-waiting Imran Khan Thursday extended condolences over the demise of Vajpayee. Chief ministers, including Yogi Adityanath, Nitish Kumar, Shivraj Singh Chauhan and Vijay Rupani also attended the funeral.

The country observed a seven-day state mourning as a mark of respect for the leader who was decorated with Bharat Ratna and was very popular.

"Former PM, Atal Bihari Vajpayee was loved and respected by millions". "We are here to share your grief and pay our condolences on the behalf of people of Pakistan and the Government of Pakistan", Pakistan law minister Ali Zafar told ANI.

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"Sub-continent has lost a phenomenal and a visionary political figure today", the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman said in a statement.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the hospital twice in 24 hours and top politicians from across parties arrived as the former prime minister's health worsened on Wednesday.

Vajpayee was not afraid to take risks. "He will be remembered as a politician who made a major personal contribution to the friendly relations and privileged strategic partnership between our countries".

Mr Modi said Mr Vajpayee's stewardship put India on a fast track to growth.

In keeping with the military honours, three service chiefs placed wreaths on the body of Vajpayee before leaders paid their floral tributes.

Earlier, thousands of mourners joined Modi, Shah, and other BJP leaders in the funeral procession.

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