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Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu Pays Tribute To Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Mumbai: Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu paid tribute to the former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee by recalling his contribution to India and referring to him as a “beloved leader and role model”.

Naidu marked Vajpayee’s first death anniversary commemorating the late leader’s contribution to nation-building and credited him with bringing orderly changes in governance.

Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, the Vice President said, “I join the nation in remembering former Prime Minister of India, ‘Bharat Ratna’, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ji on his Punyatithi today. I offer my tributes to the tallest leader of our times. Atal Ji was a role model, an astute parliamentarian, an administrator par excellence, a visionary statesman, an erudite scholar, a gifted orator, a most beloved leader, above all, a great human being who believed in the core Indian values of harmony and synthesis.”

“Atal Ji brought systematic changes in the governance of the country through technology, innovation, and research to improve the lives of people. He brought the connectivity revolution and paved the way for development and growth, “Naidu said.

“He implemented the reform agenda and delivered good governance to the nation amidst great challenge,” he added.

Earlier in the day, President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah along with many other cabinet ministers paid tributes to Vajpayee at his memorial ‘Sadaiv Atal’ in Delhi.

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