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Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Atal Bihari Vajpayee is an Indian statesman, who served as the tenth Prime Minister of India thrice- including brief first term in 1996 and two terms from 1998 to 2004. After a brief stint as Prime Minister in 1996, Vajpayee headed a coalition government from 19 March 1998 until 19 May 2004. A veteran Parliamentarian whose career stretches over four decades, Shri Vajpayee has been elected to the Lok Sabha (House of the People) nine times and to the Rajya Sabha (House of the States) twice, a record by itself. He served as a Member of Parliament (MP) from Lucknow until 2009, and has since retired from active politics, possibly due to ill-health. » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Modi is his own worst enemy
2012-12-17
Unlike Atal Bihari Vajpayee, whose engaging personality crossed political and regional barriers, Modi's virtual equation of himself with Gujarat — any criticism of him is projected as an attack on the state's 'asmita' (pride) — further restricts his ...
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    UPA Conducting Foreign Policy in Ad Hoc Way: BJP | news.outlookindia.com
    2012-12-17
    The principal opposition also regretted that the government has "forgotten" the January 4, 2004 joint statement between then Pakistan President Pervez Musharaff and Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The document states that all bilateral relations ...
    (Outlook)

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      India's Walmart debate all about politics
      2012-12-16
      The Congress was critical when the BJP brought FDI into some sectors a decade back for which then premier, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, faced stiff resistance from proponents of swadeshi (self-reliance). Now, when the Congress pushed for FDI, the BJP has ...
      (New Straits Times)
      1. Time for a referendum?: Blog on And words is all I have by Raghu Krishnan | ET ...

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      Advani lavishes praise on CM for innovative schemes
      2012-11-30
      Advani criticized the UPA government for price rise of daily needs articles and claimed that Atal Bihari Vajpayee during his tenure as PM had successfully kept tabs on inflation despite US sanctions scenario. In his address, CM Chouhan said it was the ...
      (Times of India)
      1. Advani launches river link project in MP

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      CT Ravi: Post-BSY exit, BJP can recoup
      2012-11-25
      "The BJP in the state went about its business of projecting Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the Centre and Yeddyurappa at the state-level. There is no place for individual agenda to thrive in an ideology-heavy and cadre-based party that BJP is," Ravi said ...
      (Times of India)
      1. Yeddyurappa will be reduced to a political orphan post-Dec 9: Eshwarappa

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      FTA in services
      2012-11-21
      Though Mamata Banerjee's joining the NDA at a later stage cannot be ruled out, NDA would be quite aware of her propensity to throw tantrums. how She was part of the NDA government under Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The latest issue of FDI in retail might ...
      (Hindu Business Line)
      1. Getting to know India's other neighbours

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      Have evidence of corruption against kin of Vajpayee, Advani: Digvijay Singh
      2012-10-21
      Have evidence of corruption against kin of Vajpayee, Advani: Digvijay Singh New Delhi: Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh on Sunday suggested that there was evidence against the kin of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and LK Advani of ...
      (Zee News)
      1. Digvijay attacks on Vajpayee, Advani, alleged their kin to involve in corruption

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      Kejriwal wanted to be in NAC, Sonia refused, says Digvijaya
      2012-10-15
      Congress never attacked Atal Bihari Vajpayee's son-in-law Ranjan Bhattacharya or L K Advani's son and daughter. Have we ever said a word against them?” Ads by Google. Tags: Digvijaya Singh, Arvind Kejriwal, National Advisory Council, Sonia Gandhi ...
      (Indian Express)
      1. Kejriwal wanted to be in NAC: Digvijay Singh

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      Bhartiya Janata Party needs to shed its negativism
      2012-10-01
      The passing of Brajesh Mishra, the all-powerful aide of National Democratic Alliance Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in the 1998- 2004 period on the day that the BJP national executive meeting concluded in Surajkund, Haryana, was a coincidence.
      (Daily Mail)
      1. Brajesh Mishra: India's first NSA, Vajpayee's troubleshooter
      2. A man whose vision is now standard govt policy
      3. Man who was 'Bharat sarkar'

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      BS Yeddyurappa praises Cong, cocks a snook at BJP top brass
      2012-09-28
      “Everything was all right in the party when Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the president. The situation is not well now. There are problems in states like Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Maharashtra,” Yeddyurappa said. Yeddyurappa, who has boycotted the BJP ...
      (Indian Express)
      1. BS Yeddyurappa cocks a snook at BJP top brass; praises Congress

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      Dev Anand opposed Indira Gandhi's Emergency: LK Advani
      2012-09-26
      Mr Advani also recalled that Dev Anand accompanied then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his Lahore bus trip in 1999. BJP leader L K Advani, once a film critic, has lauded Dev Anand for his opposition to the Emergency rule imposed by Prime ...
      (NDTV)
      1. Dev Anand was a democrat, says Advani
      2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY: The evergreen Dev Anand lives on
      3. Suneil Anand announces Navketan Films' next

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      Gadkari hits out at Cong, Centre at workers' rally
      2012-09-25
      Addressing a workers rally organised by Bharatiya Janata Mazdoor Mahasangh of BJP at Ramlila Maidan in the Capital, he said that the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA Government had taken necessary steps to provide security cover, hospital facilities and ...
      (Daily Pioneer)
      1. If you can't beat this government …

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      After JPC walkout, BJP accuses govt of trying to scuttle 2G probe
      2012-08-23
      They insisted on calling former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and (former defence minister) George Fernandes as witnesses.... They behaved in a brazen manner which is not acceptable to us," JPC member Yashwant Sinha told reporters. Referring to ...
      (Hindustan Times)
      1. 2G: PM, Chidambaram must depose before JPC, says BJP
      2. Sinha: BJP will wait for a 'response' from Chacko
      3. BJP calls Congress 'obstinate'

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      BJP members walk out of 2G JPC
      2012-08-22
      They were upset over former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee being named among those the JPC wanted to interrogate. They were also miffed as the Congress wanted to summon Arun Shourie, who was the telecom minister during the National ...
      (New York Daily News)
      1. 2G scam: BJP walks out of JPC meet

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      Nepal Maoist leaders wrote to Vajpayee for support in 2002
      2012-08-05
      At the peak of a raging insurgency in 2002, Nepal's Maoist leadership wrote a letter to the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in an attempt to garner support for their internationally 'outcast' outfit. Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai has ...
      (Hindustan Times)
      1. Maoist leaders wrote to Vajpayee for support in 2002

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      Follow Vajpayee's path of reconciliation, Mufti to BJP
      2012-07-11
      Srinagar, July 11 (PTI) Rather than agitating against Article 370 of the Constitution, the BJP should walk the path paved by former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and try finding an amicable solution to the Kashmir issue, PDP today said. "If ...
      (Press Trust of India)

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        2G scam: Vajpayee, Chidambaram in witnesses list
        2012-07-03
        An “exhaustive” list of witnesses, which includes former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, was on Tuesday placed before the JPC probing the 2G spectrum allocation scam, but a decision whether to call them ...
        (The Hindu)
        1. Atal, PC in witnesses list before JPC probing 2G scam
        2. JPC on 2G scam defers finalisation of list of witnesses

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        Kalam books rumour-mongers
        2012-07-02
        Atal Bihari Vajpayee hasn't left anything for posterity. That's still worse. So APJ Abdul Kalam compares better. His account of his presidency has touched a few raw nerves both in the Congress and the BJP. But that happens when protagonists are alive ...
        (Hindustan Times (blog))
        1. Kalam book stirs BJP-Cong duel
        2. Kalam book: More truth needs to be uncovered
        3. Sharad hits out at Kalam for Sonia comments in book

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        Post-Godhra, Vajpayee was not keen on Kalam's Gujarat visit: Book
        2012-06-30
        In the aftermath of the 2002 riots in Gujarat, the then PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee appeared to be not keen on Kalam's official visit to the state, according to a book.
        (Times of India)
        1. Cong doubts seriousness of Vajpayee's 'Rajdharma' remarks
        2. Atal Bihari Vajpayee's unease at APJ Abdul Kalam's visit to Gujarat 'natural ...
        3. Vajpayee's unease at Kalam's visit to Gujarat 'natural': BJP

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        Mehdi Hassan: end of golden era of ghazal
        2012-06-13
        His fan following had impressive names - Lata Mangeshkar once described his voice as the "Voice of God" and former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a great fan of his melodies. In October 2010, Mangeshkar and Hassan teamed up for "Tera Milana" ...
        (TwoCircles.net)
        1. Ghazal singing legend Mehdi Hassan dies
        2. Pakistan/Death: Legendary Ghazal singer Mehdi Hassan passes away

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        Narendra Modi meets Atal Bihari Vajpayee, LK Advani
        2012-06-01
        NEW DELHI: Amid growing dissensions and leadership tussle in the party, Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi on Friday called on BJP's seniormost leaders Atal Bihari Vajpayee and LK Advani here. Several BJP leaders still invoke Vajpayee, ...
        (Economic Times)
        1. Narendra Modi meets LK Advani, Atal Bihari Vajpayee
        2. Modi visits Vajpayee, Advani
        3. Truce in BJP? Modi meets Advani, Vajpayee

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        Sanjay Joshi quits, Narendra Modi has his way
        2012-05-24
        Modi has prevailed in a party which claims to give precedent to collective leadership over individuals, even Atal Bihari Vajpayee seeking Modi's resignation after the Gujarat riots had to concede after the party executive overruled him.
        (IBNLive.com)
        1. BJP breathes easy after Modi-Gadkari patch-up
        2. Joshi: The man who once shook BJP
        3. Modi & BJP: It's now time for creative destruction

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        Indians, Pakistanis click again for peace dividend
        2012-05-08
        ... Nawaz Sharifís role in the messy politics, his contribution to restore Indo-Pak relations has remained unsurpassed, the occasion ñ February 20, 1999 ñ when former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee alighted from Dosti Bus at Wagah Border.
        (The News International)

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          Kashmir can change overnight: former RAW chief
          2012-05-03
          The former Indian spy chief, AS Dulat, who also served as Atal Bihari Vajpayee's adviser on Kashmir, in a media interview in Srinagar, said, “There has to be a permanent dialogue between India and Pakistan and Delhi and Srinagar for finding a durable ...
          (International News Network)
          1. Kashmir can change overnight: Dulat

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          Pakistan To Launch Missile, India Alerted: An Answer To Agni-V?
          2012-04-24
          India's former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had named China and Pakistan and their allies as potential threats that impelled India's nuclear test series in May 1998. A bilateral arms race between India and China is bound to acquire trilateral ...
          (International Business Times)

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            Annandale ground: Himachal, Army head for confrontation
            2012-04-15
            “It was discussed with the then prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and then defence minister George Fernandes. At that time top army authorities were also present. It was decided to provide army alternate land to carry on various activities and vacate ...
            (Firstpost)
            1. HP-ARMY 2 LAST
            2. Shimla Ground Row: Dhumal Demands Apology From Army

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            Clean chit to Narendra Modi not a court order: Congress
            2012-04-11
            Even the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had said that the post-Godhra violence was a "blot on the country", he said. He said that whatever has happened in 2002 (communal violence after the Godhra incident) showed that the Gujarat government ...
            (Daily News & Analysis)
            1. Vilification against Modi should stop now: BJP

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            Orders from HQ
            2012-03-25
            Moreover, the NDA, which claims that the Trivedi episode reveals the timidity of the Manmohan Singh government, would do well to remember that in 2002 when Atal Bihari Vajpayee was prime minister, Suresh Prabhu was forced to step down as power minister ...
            (Hindustan Times)

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              Rail Budget 2012: The reformist and daring Dinesh Trivedi
              2012-03-14
              He was Banerjee's man even when she could not be present at meetings held by then prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Later, he even defended Banerjee' decision to support the Congress-led UPA government. Trivedi is not new to the capital.
              (Economic Times)

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                10 Indictments Of Narendra Modi
                2012-03-02
                1 JUNE 2002 The then PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee reminded Narendra Modi in a letter to follow “raj dharma”. Vajpayee observed that there was “gross under-assessment of damages” to riot victims. 2 SEPTEMBER 2003 Hearing the infamous Best Bakery case, ...
                (Tehelka)
                1. Ten years of Gujarat carnage 2002

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                NCTC: I have noted your concerns, PM to CMs
                2012-02-21
                It may be mentioned that the National Democratic Alliance government under the leadership of prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was in power during the period. “As you may be aware, the idea of such a centre has been under consideration by Government ...
                (Firstpost)

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                  'Centre stalling Bihar's development'
                  2012-02-20
                  Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, in a speech that could match any of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's orations in its lyrical quality, on Sunday put the onus of the state's development at the Centre's doorstep.
                  (Business Today)

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                    Kosi bridge finally open to public
                    2012-02-09
                    The long wait for lakhs of people in the Kosi region was finally over when nine years after the then prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee laid its foundation stone, the 1.8 km long Kosi Mahasetu (bridge) was thrown open to the general public in Supaul ...
                    (Deccan Herald)
                    1. Bihar's bridge of blessings, bane opens
                    2. CP Joshi hails Nitish: 'happy with Bihar's progress'

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                    4 held writing letters in name of ex-PMs
                    2012-01-18
                    Four persons including a former telecom department official have been jailed by a city court for forging letters in the name of two former Prime Ministers - Atal Bihari Vajpayee and HD Deve Gowda. Additional Sessions Judge Narinder Kumar also slapped a ...
                    (Daily Pioneer)
                    1. Telecom official sent to jail for forging letter in PM's name

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                    Telecom official sent to jail for forging letter in PM's name
                    2012-01-18
                    A former telecom department official has been sentenced to three and half years in jail for forging letters in the name of the then Prime Ministers Atal Bihari Vajpayee and HD Deve Gowda to get a transfer to Sagar in Madhya Pradesh where his family was ...
                    (Firstpost)
                    1. Telecom official jailed for forging letter in PM's name to obtain transfer

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                    Tibet & Kashmir hold key to India China border talk
                    2012-01-16
                    It was only in 2003 that China and India resumed border talks during the premiership of Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The current round of talks comes after the Beijing called off the 15th round of talks at last minutes in November 2011. ...
                    (isikkim)
                    1. Dai Bingguo arrives for Sino-India border talks
                    2. India-China border talks focus on 'landmark deal'
                    3. India, China set up "Working Mechanism" on borders