As tomorrow marks the birth anniversary of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, PM Modi released a Rs 100 commemorative coin in the memory of Vajpayee.
Addressing the gathering, Modi said he would go to Vajpayee’s memorial on Tuesday to reiterate his commitment to the ideology and path shown by the statesman. “Atal Ji wanted democracy to be supreme. He built the Jana Sangh. But, when the time came to rescue our democracy he and others went to Janata Party. Likewise, when the choice was between remaining in power or comprising on ideology, he left Janata Party and formed the BJP,” the prime minister said.
Modi also said that Vajpayee was a leader unparalleled and also strived for the welfare of people and couldn’t believe he’s no longer alive. He also praised him for his efforts to make BJP one of the largest political parties in India.
The former prime minister died at the AIIMS in the national capital in August at the age of 93 following a prolonged illness.