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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