Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajapee has passed away at AIIMS hospital, the former PM was born on Dec 25, 1924 in Gwalior, he joined the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in 1939 and formed the BJP along with LK Adavani and Bhairon Singh Shekhawat in 1980.
India lost a former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajapee after prolonged illness on Thursday. He remain active politically for almost six decades and went through several ups and downs.
Here take a look at his political career and the important positions he held throughout his public life. The oratorical skill and statesmanship of Vajpayee earned him respect from all quarters of Indian politics and he rose to prominence as a political leader.
Here is the career milestone
He joined the Quit India Movement, jailed during freedom struggle in 1942.
Founder member of the erstwhile Jana Sangh in 1951.
He became leader of the Jana Sangh, 1957 – elected to Lok Sabha
was Elected Rajya Sabha in 1962
He was the president of BHartiya Jana Sangh (1968 to 1973)
Placed under house arrest during Emergency in 1975.
Founder member of the Janata Party (1977-80)
He became the firs non-cogress external Affairs Minister in 1977
He had given a memorable speech in Hindi at UN in 1979
Bajpayee was as President of BJP (1980-86)
He failed to win Lok Sabha election from his home town Gwalior in 1984
He had got Padma Vibhushan in 1992
Conferred the Lokmanya Tilak Puruskar and PT Govind Ballabh Pant Award for best Parliamentarian in 1994
He became PM bu his government lasts only 13 days in 1996
NDA comes to power, sworn in as PM for 2nd time, his govt carries out a series of successful nuclear test at Pokhran in May 1998
Bus journey to Pakistan in Feb 1999, and he was widely acclaimed for starting a new era negotiations to resolve the outstanding problems of the sub continents. India wins the Kargil war, Atal Bihari Vajapee hailed for his successful handling of the situation in repulsing back the intruder form the India soil
Sworn again as PM for the third time on Oct 13, 1999 after his party and its allied regain control
He talks at the Agra Summit with Musharaf Break down in 2001
He calls first ever joint session of Parliament , pushes thought POTA in 2002