New Delhi: Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav tweeted picture of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to pay tribute to him.
Yadav shared a picture of the late PM blessing him and his wife Dimple Yadav on their wedding in November 1999.
स्व. अटल जी ने राजनीति को दलगत राजनीति से ऊपर उठाया, सदैव अपने दल के सिद्धांतों व अपने दर्शन पर अडिग रहना सिखाया, जब भी राजनीति भटकी उसको सही मार्ग दिखाया, विदेशों से मित्रता का पाठ पढ़ाया. अटल जी का जाना भारतीय राजनीति एवं साहित्यिक जगत के मुखरित स्वर का मौन हो जाना है. मौन नमन! pic.twitter.com/1w4EOgr9qG
— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) August 17, 2018
“Late Atal ji raised politics above party politics, taught us to stay unrelenting about party principles and personal philosophy, whenever politics strayed off course, he showed the right way, taught us to seek out friendship with other nations. With Atal ji’s passing, the world of Indian politics and literature has lost a prominent voice. Silent salutation!”.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a towering BJP leader, respected equally by his followers and opponents alike, died on Thursday after his hospitalisation in June. His death sparked tributes from across the political spectrum.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi mourned the “irreplaceable loss” of the respected statesman, his predecessor Manmohan Singh called him among modern India’s tallest
leaders who spent his whole life serving the country. Congress chief Rahul Gandhi said millions “loved and respected” him.
The former journalist and poet-turned-politician was one of the few opposition lawmakers inside parliament when India’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, still held office.