Expressing his deep condolences over the demise of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that his passing away marks the end of an era. “He lived for the nation and served it assiduously for decades. My thoughts are with his family, BJP Karyakartas and millions of admirers in this hour of sadness. Om Shanti”, he said.
Modi recalled that it was Atal Ji’s exemplary leadership that set the foundations for a strong, prosperous and inclusive India in the 21st century. His futuristic policies across various sectors touched the lives of each and every citizen of India, he added.
He said that Atal Ji’s passing away is a personal and irreplaceable loss for him. “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” he said.
It was due to the perseverance and struggles of Atal Ji, Modi said that the BJP was built brick by brick. It was Vajpayee, who travelled across the length and breadth of India to spread the BJP’s message, which led to the BJP becoming a strong force in our national polity and in several states, Modi said in a series of tweets.