Published on: December 25, 2021

ATAL BIHARI VAJPAYEE

ATAL BIHARI VAJPAYEE

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statedly The Good Governance Day (GGD) is celebrated every year in India on December 25 to mark the birthday anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee

ABOUT

ATAL BIHARI VAJPAYEE

  • 25 December 1924 – 16 August 2018
  • Indian politician
  • Three terms as the prime minister of India
  • One of the co-founders and a senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party
  • Member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh
  • Is also noted as a poet and a writer.
  • Member of the Indian Parliament for over five decades
  • Served as the Member of Parliament for Lucknow
  • Retired from active politics in 2009 due to health concerns
  • During his tenure as prime minister, India carried out the Pokhran-II nuclear tests in 1998.
  • Sought to improve diplomatic relations with Pakistan, travelling to Lahore by bus to meet with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
  • After the 1999 Kargil War with Pakistan, he sought to restore relations through engagement with President Pervez Musharraf, inviting him to India for a summit at Agra.
  • Conferred India’s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna