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Remembering Atal Bihari Vajpayee: Poet, Politician, And Orator

On Atal Behari Vajpayee’s first death anniversary, Outlook recounts how his charming sobriety and inclusivity seduced both colleagues and the prickly opposition into the warmth of comfort.

Remembering Atal Bihari Vajpayee: Poet, Politician, And Orator
Photograph by T. Narayan
Remembering Atal Bihari Vajpayee: Poet, Politician, And Orator
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2019-08-16T09:10:14+05:30
  • 1924 Born in Gwalior (now M.P.)
  • 1939 Joined RSS as a swayamsevak
  • 1942 Jailed for 24 days during Quit India Movement
  • 1947 Became RSS pracharak, scribe with Deendayal Upadhyay
  • 1951 Membership of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh
  • 1957 Lost Mathura but became MP from Balrampur in UP
  • 1967 Elected second time from Balrampur Lok Sabha seat
  • 1968-72 President of Bharatiya Jana Sangh
  • 1975-77 Incarcerated during Emergency
  • 1977-79 External affairs minister in Morarji Desai government
  • 1980 co-founded the BJP and became its first president
  • 1984 BJP reduced to two MPs; Vajpayee loses
  • 1993-1996 Leader of...
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