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Vajpayee

A(tal) B(ihari). born 1926, Indian politician; prime minister of India (1996, from 1998)
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Vajpayee offered to step down during a meeting of his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) parliamentary group, saying he has been unable to discipline his National Democratic Alliance (NDA) coalition.
The Home Minister was allotted Vajpayee's bungalow after the BJP stormed back into power for a second successive time in the Lok Sabha elections.
New Delhi: On the eve of Atal Bihari Vajpayee's 94th birth anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday released a Rs100 commemorative coin in the memory of the former premier.
Gujral's doctrine of better neighbourliness had a shelf life no longer than his own tenure as prime minister, until Mr Vajpayee retrieved it from oblivion, dusted it and restored its relevance.
Vajpayee was a man of consensus building and he reached out to the opposition.
A member of Parliament for five decades, Vajpayee was sworn in three times to the country's top elected executive office, and he forged and held together a fragile federal coalition of disparate political parties during his tenure.
In a televised statement before his departure the minister said that purpose of his visit was to attend funeral of Vajpayee and express condolences with the family of the deceased, friends, Indian people and the government.
During his tenure (spreading three times), Vajpayee implemented several development programmes for long term benefits to the masses.
Zarif sent the message of condolence on Friday, one day after Vajpayee passed away in a hospital in New Delhi.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a published poet and a unique orator who was thrice elected as Prime Minister of India, left for his heavenly abode after his mortals remains were consigned to the flames in New Delhi yesterday.
ISLAMABAD -- A four-member delegation from Pakistan attended last rites of former Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in New Delhi on Friday.