National, regional leaders pour in wishes for Vajpayee; heres who said what
Host of national and regional leaders from across the country wished the former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his birthday on December 25.
Prominent amongst those who wished Vajpayee included President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
It was the 93 rd birthday of the former Prime Minister Vajpayee.
President Kovind tweeted,”Birthday wishes to our much-loved and respected former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee,”.
Whereas Vice President Naidu said, “Convey my heartfelt greetings to Bharat Ratna, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji, on his birthday, today (Monday).”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “Birthday greetings to our beloved Atal Ji. His phenomenal as well as visionary leadership made India more developed and further raised our prestige at the world stage. I pray for his good health,”.
Congress Party also greeted birthday wishes to Vajpayee and tweeted: “We wish former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee a very Happy Birthday.”
Born in the family of a humble school teacher on December 25 1924, in the erstwhile princely state of Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh, Vajpayee served as Prime Minister from March 19, 1998, to May 22, 2004, and for a short period in 1996. >