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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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Credit of Lokpal should go to Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Anna Hazare: Rajnath Singh
2013-12-29
Passage of Lokpal Bill should be credited to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Anna Hazare, BJP president Rajnath Singh said today. "Lokpal Bill has passed, and Rahul Gandhi says he did it. But the credited should go to Atal Bihari ...
(Daily News & Analysis)

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    PM candidate must be named after polls, says Lalu Prasad
    2013-12-17
    Referring to Gujarat riot of 2002, he said former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had asked Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi to adhere to 'Raj Dharma'. But LK Advani saved Modi and Nitish Kumar sided him." "I had stopped Advani's Rath. And I'll ...
    (Firstpost)

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      Uttarakhand should be made SEZ: Narendra Modi at Dehradun
      2013-12-15
      Modi also hailed the legacy of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who headed the NDA coalition government and served as the Prime Minister between 1998 and 2004, and was responsible for separate statehood for Uttarakhand. "We are his proud heir. He gave us ...
      (Indian Express)
      1. Narendra Modi accuses Congress for plotting against Baba Ramdev
      2. Modi alleges that politics sent him off during Uttarakhand tragedy

      Nov
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      Narendra Modi denies Atal Bihari Vajpayee ever rapped him over 'Rajdharma'
      2013-11-21
      Gwalior: Narendra Modi today denied that former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had admonished him while advising him to abide by "rajdharma" or a ruler's duty, after the Gujarat communal riots of 2002. "Whatever Vajpayeeji said is available on You ...
      (NDTV)
      1. Modi claims Vajpayee support during riots
      2. 'Pradhan Mantriji, Vajpayee said Modi following raj dharma'
      3. Modi walks into lie-trap on rajdharma, takes on patriarch Vajpayee

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      EC advice for Rahul, notice to Modi
      2013-11-13
      the commission's notice quoted Modi as having said during his November 7 speech. Translated, the words would read: “Whom did Chhattisgarh go to when Atal Bihari Vajpayee carved out the state? Do you want the same bloody hand?” The code of conduct ...
      (Calcutta Telegraph)
      1. Assembly elections - Chhattisgarh

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      Modi blames Congress for India's partition, Chinese aggression
      2013-11-10
      That mission was adopted by Atal Bihari Vajpayee's government too. In the last seven years we have not seen a single instance of polio in Gujarat." Modi also made a slip-up at the speech. While slamming the Congress party for not bringing back the ...
      (IBNLive)
      1. In Delhi, BJP must use its organisational advantage
      2. Silence speaks more
      3. Why is Modi investing more in UP than others?

      Oct
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      Atal Bihari Vajpayee's niece Karuna Shukla quits BJP
      2013-10-26
      RAIPUR: In an embarrassment to ruling BJP in poll-bound Chhattisgarh, former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's niece Karuna Shukla, a former Lok Sabha MP, today resigned from the party alleging she was being "continuously neglected" by senior ...
      (Economic Times)
      1. Vajpayee's niece quits BJP
      2. Vajpayee's niece Karuna Shukla quits BJP
      3. Atal Bihari Vajpayee's niece Karuna Shukla quits BJP, joins Congress

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      The tragedy of Manmohan Singh
      2013-10-03
      IN EARLY 1979, then-Indian Foreign Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was in China when the Chinese People's Liberation Army attacked Vietnam to, in the words of Deng Xiaoping, "teach them a lesson". Given New Delhi's close ties with Hanoi, the military ...
      (DAWN.com)
      1. Congress's extraordinary move: Rahul Gandhi steals anti-Ordinance thunder ...

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      Modi's new mantra: toilets first, temples later
      2013-10-03
      Naidu showered praise on the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government from 1998 to 2004 for developing infrastructure – be it rural roads or the Golden Quadrilateral aimed at covering the country – and for creation of 6 million jobs, which, he said, had come ...
      (Hindustan Times)
      1. Manmohan stuck in the past, says Modi
      2. Congress orators camp

      Sep
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      Modi says Congress 'running away' from giving performance report
      2013-09-22
      Highlighting the achievements of the six years rule of the NDA government led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Modi said it gave a new direction and inspiration not only India but also the world. "Under Vajpayee government it looked like that the 21st century ...
      (India Today)
      1. Narendra Modi staging 'fake encounter with facts': Chidambaram
      2. Why is Modi staging fake encounter with facts, asks Chidambaram
      3. 2014 Lok Sabha Elections: Yashwant Sinha Slams Chidambaram over 'Fake ...

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      Sharif says Pak keen to have comprehensive dialogue with India
      2013-09-17
      The prime minister said he started this process when the then Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee visited Lahore in 1999 and the two sides were very close to finding a negotiated settlement to the Kashmir dispute. State-run Radio Pakistan quoted ...
      (India Today)
      1. Pakistani PM Committed To Improve Ties With India
      2. I've mandate to improve India ties: Sharif
      3. Pakistan keen to have dialogue with India, says Nawaz Sharif

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      BJP is instigating communal riots to polarise voters: Lalu Prasad Yadav
      2013-09-11
      The then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee wanted to sack Modi, but his 'Guru' Lal Krishna Advani came to his rescue and stalled action against him, the RJD supremo rued. Prasad also criticised the Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for his silence on ...
      (Firstpost)
      1. BJP instigating communal riots, alleges Lalu

      Aug
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      Pakistani terrorists may hit India to foil Sharif, says new book
      2013-08-14
      ... for now as it wants to cut the tensions with India. Sharif, the 364-page book says, wants to resurrect the peace process from where he had started with the former Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 1999 before Pakistan's Kargil war ...
      (Zee News)
      1. On Pakistani I-day, daily hits out at government policy
      2. A sad backsliding
      3. Ambush On The LoC: Rethinking The Response – Analysis

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      BJP MP Dilip Singh Judeo passes away
      2013-08-14
      A member of Parliament from Bilaspur constituency, Judeo belonged to the erstwhile royal family of Jashpur and was Minister of State for Environment and Forests in Atal Bihari Vajpayee Government. He is survived by wife Madhvi and two sons Prabal ...
      (NitiCentral)
      1. MP CM Chauhan condoles Dilip Singh Judeo's death
      2. BJP leader Dilip Singh Judeo passes away
      3. Ex-minister, BJP leader Dilip Singh Judeo, 64, dies

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      Sarna meets Rajnath, speaks up for Gujarat Sikhs
      2013-08-06
      Sarna told Rajnath Singh that “your party needs to win the confidence of minorities by following the policies of Atal Bihari Vajpayee.” Sarna said he would be forced to approach Akal Takht for non-cooperation against Modi in view of his 'anti-Sikh ...
      (SikhSangat News)

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        Narendra Modi versus Shivraj Singh Chouhan
        2013-07-22
        Before Chouhan embarks upon his “Jan Ashirwad Yatra” today to seek third term in office, the BJP campaign posters carryed pictures of veteran leader L K Advani, party chief Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj and Atal Bihari Vajpayee. However Modi's picture ...
        (Business Standard)
        1. Narendra Modi missing from Shivraj Singh Chouhan's campaign posters
        2. Intrigue keeps Modi posters out of Shivraj's Rath Yatra
        3. Chouhan ignores Modi on posters for his Jan Aashirwad Yatra

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        Narendra Modi may end up making the Congress scion look less ineffective
        2013-07-22
        Strangely, most Indian Prime Ministers, barring Jawaharlal Nehru and Atal Bihari Vajpayee, have not been great orators. Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi had the charisma and the ability to connect with crowds, but their speeches lacked the magic of India ...
        (Economic Times)
        1. Modi and the big paintbrush
        2. Rajnath Singh's Modi praise annoys BJP leaders
        3. Rajnath Singh's tribute to Narendra Modi upsets other BJP leaders: sources

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        RSS wants LK Advani to take over role of Atal Bihari Vajpayee
        2013-07-05
        TOI learns that the Sangh wants him to play the role of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and a facilitator for talks with other political parties. Dilip Deodhar, a keen observer of RSS affairs, claimed that the meeting broadly agreed on the strategy of not playing ...
        (Times of India)
        1. Advani meets RSS leaders

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        Don't assume alliance with BJP is over, haven't given ultimatum: JDU chief ...
        2013-06-14
        "If the influence of BJP leaders like LK Advani and Atal Bihari Vajpayee diminishes, that affects us," said Mr Yadav. The JDU has been an open critic of Mr Modi because it alleges he did not do enough to stop hundreds of Muslims from being killed in ...
        (NDTV)
        1. Nitish unleashes vilification campaign against Modi
        2. BJP neither pushes nor humours ally
        3. Fission or fusion?

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        Worried over rise of Narendra Modi, BJP old guard in UP bat for Advani
        2013-06-13
        Echoing the sentiments, Lalji Tandon, the BJP MP from Lucknow and a long-time aide of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, says Advani's decision was “very painful” and there can be no BJP without Advani. Tandon's comments come amid growing clamour for Modi to ...
        (CanIndia News)
        1. Inside the great BJP-RSS reset

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        Mukherjee lays foundation stone of Atal Bihari Vajpayee Hindi University in Bhopal
        2013-06-06
        Bhopal, June 6 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee, who laid the foundation stone of Atal Bihari Vajpayee Hindi University here on Thursday, said, Hindi has always played an important role in the national integration and added that it is a symbol of ...
        (Newstrack India)
        1. Pranab Mukherjee lays foundation stone of Atal Bihari Vajpayee Hindi University
        2. BJP says Vajpayee is fine amid reports of deteriorating health
        3. Vajpayee in good health: BJP

        May
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        Mr Untouchable: Modi maintains his hardline stance
        2013-05-27
        In 1996, the BJP began the slow march towards greater acceptability and in 1998 it was able to overcome political untouchability when it became a 'born again Hindu' party, and other parties joined the coalition headed by Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
        (Asian Correspondent)
        1. Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi at Lakulish Yoga University
        2. Will Modi's OBC credential be a game-changer for the BJP in UP?

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        We will cross that bridge when we reach it: Nitish Kumar on NDA's future
        2013-05-06
        "Vajpayeeji's time was the benchmark of the alliance," he said, referring to what kind of person should occupy a PM's post and how the NDA coalition ran successfully under Atal Bihari Vajpayee who took everyone along. Asked about future of the alliance ...
        (India Today)

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          The joke is on us
          2013-05-05
          Indira Gandhi became India's warrior queen after the 1971 Indo-Pak War and was even given the sobriquet of 'Durga' by Atal Bihari Vajpayee. But the bodies of the war dead—even those who perish in secret wars—are sacred mementos of patriotism.
          (The New Indian Express)
          1. Sarabjit's sister accuses Pakistan of back-stabbing India

          Apr
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          Coal scam: Parl panel report tabled - India Blooms
          2013-04-23
          Demanding PM's resignation, BJP leaader Murli Manohar Joshi said: "The Prime Minister must resign for the interference with the CBI report and for dragging the name of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee in it." Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi has dismissed ...
          (indiablooms)
          1. coal mines not in production between 1993 2010 should be scrapped ...

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          Nitish's anti-Modi chant fails to impress Bihar Muslims - Zee News
          2013-04-18
          Nitish Kumar had said that leaders should adopt the style of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who was able to take everyone along. He had said that leaders should sometimes wear a topi, sometimes a tilak - a reference to the skull-cap and ...
          (Zee News)
          1. Nitish Kumar deferred Godhra probe to save Modi, says Lalu - Latest News
          2. modi won t be pm gadkari assured to nitish
          3. SEAT OF POWER

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          Nitish`s opposition to Narendra Modi an eye-wash: Lalu
          2013-04-13
          Nitish`s opposition to Narendra Modi an eye-wash: Lalu. "If he is genuinely opposed to Modi why did he not quit as minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government after the Gujarat riots in 2002," Prasad questioned. The RJD chief said the talk of ...
          (Zee News)
          1. JD(U) opposes Modi as PM, calls Congress 'enemy'

          Mar
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          Defeat in Karnataka civic body poll 'alarming': BJP
          2013-03-11
          The BJP MP recited a poem by former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to say that the party remains unfazed in the face of defeat and will strive to gain victory. "In the assembly elections we will do well and we will win the elections," Hussain claimed.
          (Business Standard)
          1. Advani hints BJP can't easily beat Congress

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          Defeat in Karnataka civic body poll "alarming": BJP
          2013-03-11
          The BJP MP recited a poem by former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to say that the party remains unfazed in the face of defeat and will strive to gain victory. "In the assembly elections we will do well and we will win the elections," Hussain claimed.
          (Zee News)
          1. Advani hints BJP can't easily beat Congress

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          Modi aims to do a Vajpayee: Will it work?
          2013-03-06
          Narendra Modi's invocation of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as his '' role model'' at the BJP's just concluded national convention not only struck a false note, it smacked of blatant opportunism. The faithful and the committed fell hook ...
          (Economic Times)

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            Rail Budget 2013: Budget disappoints UPA opponents, allies
            2013-02-27
            The JD(U) leader, who was railway minister in the NDA government headed by Atal Bihari Vajpayee, accused the UPA government of "lacking courage" and resorting to "cleverness" by increasing fares in January itself and not announcing any fare hike in the ...
            (Times of India)
            1. Cowardly UPA government resorting to cleverness: Nitish Kumar
            2. Andhra Pradesh opposition parties flay Railway Budget

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            Rail Budget 2013: Wait for electric trains in India's North-East gets longer
            2013-02-26
            The foundation of the Bogibeel bridge was laid by then prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 2002. The Bogibeel bridge will be the longest rail-cum-road bridge in the country at 4.94 km and will connect the north and southern banks of the Brahmaputra.
            (Firstpost)
            1. Nitish Kumar calls Rail Budget 'disappointing', accuses Bansal of neglecting Bihar

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            Did General Musharraf cross the LoC ahead of Kargil conflict?
            2013-02-01
            General VP Malik, who was the Indian army chief during the Kargil war, told “The Indian Army had reports that the first Pakistani patrols had crossed over into Indian side of the LoC some time in February even as Prime Ministers Atal Bihari Vajpayee ...
            (CanIndia News)
            1. Musharraf had planned Kargil operation with 3 confidants: Retired Pak general ...
            2. Musharraf crossed LoC in 1999:Ex-Pak Col
            3. Ex-Army chief commends Musharraf

            Jan
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            Congress on erase Vajpayee name mission
            2013-01-25
            Quite a bit, if it's Himachal Pradesh and the name is Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Less than a month after taking power, the Virbhadra Singh-led Congress government has begun the task of erasing the former prime minister's name from myriad schemes. Of the ...
            (TwoCircles.net)
            1. Challenges for new BJP president
            2. BJP chief Rajnath Singh hints at bigger role for Narendra Modi
            3. Narendra Modi benefited by Rajnath Singh's promotion in BJP

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            Battle lines drawn; Cong, BJP brace up for 'Mission 2014'
            2013-01-23
            Singh, who rose in the party rank gradually owing largely to his proximity with former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, has also been the chief of the UP unit of the party besides being its youth president and a minister. According to state party ...
            (Daily Bhaskar)
            1. BJP's presidential journey since 1980

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            Gadkari quits, Rajnath Singh back at helm
            2013-01-23
            After stalwarts like Atal Bihari Vajpayee and LK Advani, the former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister is already the longest serving chief of the principal Opposition party. With the Tuesday decision, he will lead the party into the next year's general ...
            (Daily Pioneer)
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            2. New BJP chief Rajnath Singh calls UPA a failure, hopes to win 2014 polls
            3. 5 factors that worked for Rajnath Singh