Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a very humble person and he was far away from egoism. On his death last year, President Ramnath Kovind had said about Vajpayee that there was no arrogance in the former Prime Minister Vajpayee and I keep trying to imbibe humility by being inspired by him.
Today is the first death anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Last year, on August 16, at 5:05 pm, destiny snatched the lofty speaker and great leader of the country from us. His personality was so huge that even the opposition was his wish. On his first death anniversary, know 5 important things related to his huge personality.
Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a very humble person and he was far away from egoism. On his death last year, President Ramnath Kovind had said about Vajpayee, “There was no arrogance in the former Prime Minister Vajpayee and I keep trying to imbibe humility with him.” The President said that while sharing his experience with him in Parliament, he said, “When he was the Prime Minister of the country, I was a Rajya Sabha MP at that time. In the corridors of Parliament, I always had to face each other. I saw that on such occasions Vajpayee used to greet him from a distance.
President Kovind said, ‘Seeing this behavior of Vajpayee, I sometimes felt self-conscious about where I was a small MP and where Vajpayee was the Prime Minister of the country. Vajpayee did not have a sense of ego far and wide and I always thought that ego-free public life is very good. I learned this from them and I keep trying to imbibe this humility in my life as well.
On the death of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma recalled him saying, ‘Atal Bihari Vajpayee came to Lucknow to support me during the election of Mayor. He had a high fever. He started the speech and said that he sees his image in me. In her address, she told the people that if she really accepts the slogan ‘How should our leader be like Atal Bihari’ then she should support me. ‘
Dinesh Sharma further said, ‘Vajpayee’s speeches had a great impact on the public. He asked the public that if they wear the only kurta and do not wear pajamas then how will they look? The public was surprised at Atal’s question that what did Vajpayee really want to say?In the meantime someone said … will look bad. On this, Vajpayee immediately said that you gave me a shirt by winning the election of MP from Lucknow. I also want a pajama after winning the municipal mayor election.
A day after Vajpayee’s death, Jaya Jaitley shared a picture on Twitter, which married her daughter Aditi and former cricketer Ajay Jadeja. In this, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Madhuri Dixit are seen together. Jaya revealed that when Madhuri Dixit started leaving from there, Vajpayee called her back from the gate to meet her.
It was in 1957 when Atal Bihari Vajpayee reached the Lok Sabha for the first time by winning the Balrampur Lok Sabha seat by 10 thousand votes. Taking a lesson from the previous defeat, in the general elections of 1962, the Congress fielded Gandhian Shubhadra Joshi against her to defeat Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Both had been part of the Quit India movement but were different on the level of ideology.
The first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru was impressed by hearing the speech of young Atal for the first time he reached Parliament. They considered him the future Prime Minister. He considered Vajpayee a big threat to the Congress victory from Balrampur seat. To make his impact on voters, he campaigned for the popular film Abhineta Balraj Sahni in favor of Subhadra Joshi. As a result, Vajpayee lost the election.