Leaders condole Vajpayee's death
Leaders from across the political spectrum have expressed their condolences
Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, whose politics of moderation in a hardline party propelled the BJP to power for the first time in the 1990s, died on Thursday after long illness.
Vajpayee, 93, passed away on Thursday evening after being admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences on June 11.
The release from the hospital said that his condition deteriorated over the last 36 hours and was put on life support system.
Leaders from across the political spectrum took to Twitter to express their condolences.
Extremely sad to hear of the passing of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, our former Prime Minister and a true Indian statesman. His leadership, foresight, maturity and eloquence put him in a league of his own. Atalji, the Gentle Giant, will be missed by one and all #PresidentKovind
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) August 16, 2018
Atal Ji's passing away is a personal and irreplaceable loss for me. I have countless fond memories with him. He was an inspiration to Karyakartas like me. I will particularly remember his sharp intellect and outstanding wit.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 16, 2018
Today India lost a great son. Former PM, Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji, was loved and respected by millions. My condolences to his family & all his admirers. We will miss him. #AtalBihariVajpayee
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 16, 2018
मौत से ठन गई
जूझने का मेरा इरादा न था
मोड़ पर मिलेंगे इसका वादा न था
रास्ता रोक वह खड़ी हो गई
यों लगा ज़िन्दगी से बड़ी हो गई
मौत की उमर क्या है?दो पल भी नहीं
ज़िन्दगी सिलसिला,आज कल की नहीं
मैं जी भर जिया, मैं मन से मरूँ
लौटकर आऊँगा,कूच से क्यों डरूँ? pic.twitter.com/g9mqVzza17
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) August 16, 2018
Very very saddened that the great statesman and former PM Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji is no more with us. His passing away is a very big loss to our nation. I will always cherish the many fond memories. Condolences to his family and his many admirers
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) August 16, 2018
Am deeply saddened. A great loss for India. https://t.co/rPNC7AoPpH
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) August 16, 2018
Atalji was a true ‘Ajatshatru’ who had many friends across the political spectrum. He believed in political consensus and his beliefs had consequential effect on Indian politics.
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) August 16, 2018
मैं भाजपा अध्यक्ष बना, उस समय भी अटलजी से मुझे भावनात्मक जिम्मेदारी का अहसास मिला। हम सरकार भी उनके दिखाये रास्ते पर चलाने की कोशिश कर रहे है। भाजपा का संसद में 2 सदस्यों से बहुमत तक पहुँचाना अटलजी के प्रेरणादायी नेतृत्व और आशीष से ही सम्भव हो सका।
— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) August 16, 2018
I have many fond memories…
right from childhood to recent visit to His residence in NewDelhi..
My first interaction of life with Shraddhey Atal ji with Late Pramod ji Mahajan…@BJP4India meetings and conventions …
his continuous guidance thereafter for decades.. pic.twitter.com/MOHjSpE3v6
— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) August 16, 2018
जिनके शब्द हमारी शक्ति हैं, आशीर्वाद हमारी ऊर्जा, जिनकी प्रेरणा हमें देश सेवा के लिए समर्पित करें, ऐसे आदरणीय अटल बिहारी वाजपेयी जी के चरणों में बारंबार प्रणाम। ईश्वर दिवंगत आत्मा को शांति प्रदान करें। pic.twitter.com/7HxJTXRYWc
— ShivrajSingh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) August 16, 2018
His passing away is a personal loss, having spent numerous years in our parliamentary life together, and an irreparable loss to our country. I pray eternal peace for his departed soul.
— Sharad Pawar (@PawarSpeaks) August 16, 2018
Vajpayee Sahib is no more & I feel a personal sense of loss at his passing. Thank you sir for the opportunities, for the trust you reposed in me, for the opportunities to travel with you & to learn from you. You will be greatly missed #AtalBihariVajpayee
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) August 16, 2018