President, Prime Minister wish Vajpayee on his birthday

President, Prime Minister wish Vajpayee on his birthday

President, Prime Minister wish Vajpayee on his birthday

Former prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee turned 93 on Monday and was wished by vice president M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Born in 1924, he entered politics during the Quit India movement in 1942.

The nation on Monday celebrates the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee who turns 93 today.

Congress also wished Vajpayee saying, "We wish former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee a very Happy Birthday". He also worked as the Member of Parliament for Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, until 2009, when he emeritus from active politics due to health concerns.On 25 December 2014, the office of the President of India announced the Bharat Ratna award, India's highest civilian honour, to Vajpayee.

A parliamentarian for over four decades, Vajpayee has been elected to the Lok Sabha (the lower house of Parliament of India) ten times, and twice to the Rajya Sabha (upper house). These convicts are lodged in different jails of the state and their names were chosen from a list of prisoners who have completed their tenure in jail.

"Birthday wishes to our much-loved and respected former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee", Kovind tweeted.

"These prisoners have completed their tenure in jail but could not be released because of non-payment of the fines imposed on them", Kumar added.

He directed the prisons department to ensure the fine is paid by NGOs, trusts and others, after verifying their credentials.

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