Thursday, 13 December, 2018

Atal Bihari Vajpayee: Former Indian prime minister dies after illness aged 93

Atal Bihari Vajpayee: Former Indian prime minister dies after illness aged 93 Atal Bihari Vajpayee: Former Indian prime minister dies after illness aged 93
Sidney Guerrero | 17 August, 2018, 11:11

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Thursday offered condolence at the demise of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and said the best way to honour the "towering leader" is by establishing peace between India and Pakistan.

Speaking to The Indian Express, Sinha said that Vajpayee was "deeply hurt" "by Kargil, by Pakistani Army", and "was inclined to accept the fact that Sharif was taken for a ride by the Pakistani Army". He had quoted Vajpayee in the context of peace in Kashmir.

Mr Advani, whose Rath Yatra from Somnath to Ayodhya in 1990s gave huge electoral dividends to the BJP, announced Vajpayee as the prime ministerial candidate of his party in 1995. For Jammu and Kashmir, Atal Bihari Vajpayee had said -insaniyat (humanity), Kashmiriyat (eclectic Kashmiri culture), jamhooriyat (democracy). My condolences to his family & all his admirers. Top political leaders across political parties paid their last respects to the former Prime Minister.

He called the 1992 destruction of a 16th-century mosque on a disputed site by Hindu fanatics India's darkest hour.

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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". He suffered a stroke in 2009.

Vajpayee was the prime minister between 1998 and 2004 when the National Democratic Alliance government was in power.

He gave the go-ahead for underground nuclear tests in 1998 believing nuclear weapons would be a deterrent against China and Pakistan.

Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina described Mr. Vajpayee as one of the "most famous sons of India" and said, "Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee was our great friend and highly respected in Bangladesh".

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