Atal Bihari Vajpayee Political Career

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a visionary and decisive leader, who became prime minister of India three times. He is best known for values and honesty in Indian politics. He was one of the most recognised Indian leader who made no money in politics. He was founder president of Bhartiya Janta Party, world's largest political party. During his 50 years of active politics he hold so many constitutional positions. Lets have a look on his journey.

- 1924 Born in Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh)

- 1942 Joined Rastriya Swain Sewak Sangh (RSS) at the age of 18.

- 1942 Jailed for participating in Quit India Movement.

- 1951 Became foundation member of Jansangh, newly formed political party by Shyama Prasad Mukherjee.

- 1951 Appointed National secretary of newly formed political party Bharatiya Jan Sangh.

- 1953 Lost his first Lok Sabha election From Lucknow as a Jansangh candidate.

- 1955 Went on hunger strike with Shyama Prasad Mukherjee in Kashmir to protest the perceived inferior treatment of non-Kashmiri Indian visitors to the state .

- 1957 Contested from Lucknow, Balrampur and Mathura parliamentary seats in Uttar Pradesh. Lost Lucknow and Mathura but elected from Balrampur as a Jansangh candidate.

- 1962 Lost to Subhadra Joshi of Congress as a Jansangh Candidate from Balrampur parliamentary seat.

- 1962 Elected as a Rajya Sabha member.

- 1967 Elected as a Jansangh candidate from Balrampur parliamentary seat by defeating Subhadra Joshi of Congress.

- 1968 Became National President of Jansangh.

- 1971 Elected as Loksabha member from Gwalior Parliamentary seat as a Jansangh candidate.

- 1977 Elected for Loksabha from New Delhi parliamentary seat as a Janta Party candidate (Jansangh was merged to Janta Party).

- 1977 Became Minister of External Affairs in Morar Ji Desai government.

- 1980 Elected for Loksabha from New Delhi parliamentary seat as a Janta Party candidate (Jansangh was merged to Janta Party).

- 1980 Became Founder president of Bhartiya Janta Party ( as Jansangh members from Janta Party separated to form a new political party Bhartiya Janta Party).

- 1984 Lost to Madhav Rao Scindia of congress from Gwalior as a Bhartiya Janta Party candidate.

- 1986 Elected as a Rajya Sabha Candidate.

- 1991 Elected for Loksabha from New Lucknow parliamentary seat as a Bhartiya Janta Party candidate.

- 1992 Awarded with 'Padam Vibhushan' second highest civilian award of India.

- 1994 Outstanding parliamentarian award.

- 1996 Elected for Loksabha from Lucknow parliamentary seat as a Bhartiya Janta Party candidate.

- 1996 Became Prime Minister (First term).

- 1998 Elected for Loksabha from Lucknow parliamentary seat as a Bhartiya Janta Party candidate.

- 1998 Became Prime Minister (Second term).

- 1999 Elected for Loksabha from New Lucknow parliamentary seat as a Bhartiya Janta Party candidate.

- 1999 Became Prime Minister (Third term).

- 2004 Elected for Loksabha from Lucknow parliamentary seat as a Bhartiya Janta Party candidate.

- 2005 Announced his retirement from active politics.

- 2015 Honored with 'Bharat Ratna' highest civilian award of India.

- 2018 Died in New Delhi on August 16.

 

 

 

 

 

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