Atal Bihari Vajpayee first death anniversary:President, PM pay tribute to BJP stalwart

New Delhi, Aug 16 : President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several ministers paid tribute to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Friday.

PM Modi, the Union ministers and several top BJP leaders visited ”Sadaiv Atal”, the memorial of the former prime minister and paid their tributes.

Vajpayee, who joined the Rastriya Swamsevak Sangha (RSS) in 1947 rose through ranks to become a stalwart of the BJP and was the first non-Congress prime minister to complete a full term in office.

Vajpayee had a pan-India appeal and his flair for foreign policy and initiatives were acknowledged globally.

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