Jaipur: Jaipurites mourned the death of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and termed it as the end of an era in Indian politics.
Dr Shrishti Upadhyay, a resident of Nirman Nagar in Jaipur, told The PinkCity Post that Vajpayee was gifted with natural leadership.
“He had a great talent for management in all walks of life and possessed a greater vision, purpose, and long-term goals for the country. He has been the backbone of BJP. His death is a big loss to the country at large,” Dr Upadhyay said.
She added that Vajpayee was a great leader and more than anything, a great human being. A man who inspired everybody for the good of the nation, she said.
Akshita Sharma , a resident of Jagatpura, said that nobody in Indian politics can take the position of Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
“He had a command over four languages with great oratory skills. He always thought of making a better India. You can’t find any politician like him,” said Akshita.
She added that he faced No confidence motion in 1999 and lost by 1 vote in 13 days of his tenure but he didn’t give up.
“He kept his promises. He was available for people in need. His relations with all the other politicians were really good. He was a remarkable and soft-hearted personality in politics. His work and words will never be forgotten and will always remain in my heart,” Akshita further said.
Mukesh Jain said that he made India a nuclear weapon country.
“On 13 May 1998, he led the successful nuclear test named- Operation Shakti at Pokhran in Rajasthan. A leader like him will always be missed,” Mukesh said.
Vajpayee passed away at 5:05 pm on Thursday. He was admitted to AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) on June 11 and died at the age of 93, as per news bulletin released by AIIMS. He was suffering from urinary tract infection, lower respiratory tract infection and kidney problems. He has been on the life support for the last 24 hours.
“It is with profound grief that we inform about the sad demise of Former Prime Minister of India, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee at 05:05 pm on 16.08. 2018. Shri Vajpayee was admitted to AIIMS on 11.06.2018 and was stable in the last 9 weeks under the care of a team of AIIMS doctors. Unfortunately, his condition deteriorated over the last 36 hours and he was put on life support systems. Despite the best of efforts, we have lost him today. We join the Nation in deeply mourning this great loss,” AIIMS news bulletin.
A press release by the AIIMS was released on Thursday morning. It said: “Former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s condition continues to be the same. He is critical and is on life support systems.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah, Union Health Minister J P Nadda, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, CM Vasundhara Raje, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and many BJP leaders and dignitaries reached AIIMS to check on this health.