President, PM pay tribute to Atal Bihari Vajpayee; book on ex-PM released on his 96th birth anniversary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday released a book titled ‘Atal Bihari Vajpayee’ in Parliament, a commemorative volume on the former Prime Minister on the 96th birth anniversary of the former Prime Minister. The book, published by the Lok Sabha Secretariat, was released at the Central Hall of Parliament

To mark the birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee, which is celebrated as Good Governance Day, President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah and several other leaders and ministers paid rich floral tributes to Vajpayee earlier in the day.

President Kovind paid homage to Vajpayee at ‘Sadaiv Atal’, a memorial to the former prime minister, here, the Rashtrapati Bhavan stated in a tweet.

Born in 1924, Vajpayee was a founder member of the Jana Sangh and then the BJP, a party which rose from the margins to rule India for the first time in 1990s with him being its main face. His tenure is credited with ushering in a fresh wave of liberalisation, boosting growth and infrastructure.

Meanwhile, PM Modi will also interact with farmers on the birth anniversary of the former Prime Minister, said BJP, adding that the party will hold ‘kisan samvad’ at over 2,500 locations in Uttar Pradesh.