Atal Bihari Vajpayee was honored on Wednesday, the fifth anniversary of his passing, by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who called him the “Ajatshatru (one without enemies) of Indian politics” and said that through his able leadership and organizational abilities, he helped the party grow from nothing to where it is today.
Amit Shah took to X, formerly Twitter) to post, “Ajatshatru of Indian politics, the most respected Atal-ji established the highest standards of politics based on ideology and principles. With his strong will to serve the nation, on one hand, he laid the foundation of good governance and on the other hand, he introduced India’s potential to the whole world from Pokhran. Millions of salutes to such a great man on his death anniversary, who made an invaluable contribution in taking the party from zero to peak with his organizational skills.”
At the Saidav Atal memorial in the nation’s capital earlier today, President Droupadi Murmu, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and other party members and NDA allies leaders presented floral tributes. Anupriya Patel, an Apna Dal (Soneylal) leader and Union Minister, Praful Patel, and Jitan Ram Manjhi, all members of the NDA, paid tribute to the three-time former prime minister after he was awarded the Bharat Ratna, the country’s highest civilian honor.