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PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi Visit Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee At AIIMS

Vajpayee turned 93 in December 2017.

PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi Visit Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee At AIIMS
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PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi Visit Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee At AIIMS
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2018-06-11T20:16:30+05:30

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi arrived at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi to visit former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee who was admitted on Monday. The BJP said he was admitted for a routine check-up. 

The 93-year-old leader is under the supervision of AIIMS director Randeep Guleria, the BJP said, adding that he has been admitted on doctors' advise.

Vajpayee was elected to Lok Sabha from Lucknow in 1991, 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2004. He is the first and the only non- Congress leader who completed his full term as prime minister.

Born in 1924, he entered politics during the Quit India movement in 1942. He was also the first external affairs minister to deliver a speech in the UN Assembly in Hindi.

On March 27, 2015 the President of India conferred Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour to Vajpayee.

On March 27,  2015 the President of India conferred Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour to Vajpayee.

In a special gesture, the Narendra Modi-led government in 2014 announced that Vajpayee's birthday would be celebrated as Good Governance Day annually.

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