Atal Bihari Vajpayee: A life in pictures
Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the first non-Congress leader to serve a full term in power, died August 16 2018, at AIIMS in New Delhi, where he had been undergoing treatment for a kidney ailment since June. Renowned for his powerful oratory and poetry, Vajpayee, 93, one of the founder members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), served as prime minister for 13 days in 1996, 13 months (1998-99) at the head of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government and then for a full five-year term (1999-2004)
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Najma Heptullah, former Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) chairperson and Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament, filing her nomination paper for the Vice Presidential election. Other dignitaries along with her are Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister of India, Lal Krishna Advani, Former President of Bharatiya Janata Partry (BJP) and Former Deputy Prime Minister, George Fernandes, former Union Cabinet Minister of Defence and other BJP Leaders in New Delhi, India.