Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee admitted in AIIMS

National Politics

NEW DELHI: Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Monday. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ‘s prominent leader has been admitted to AIIMS for routine check-up and investigation.

Vajpayee was taken to the hospital on the recommendations of doctors.

Vajpayee was the first person from the BJP to have become the prime minister of India. In the 1996 Lok Sabha polls, the BJP had emerged as the single-largest party. Congress had won 140 seats while BJP had 161 in its kitty. Vajpayee was thus sworn in as the 10th PM of India.

“President gave us the opportunity (to form government) and we took that opportunity. We could not succeed but that is a different matter. But we will still sit here as the largest opposition party and you will have to take our support to make this House work. Don’t ever forget that. And I assure you, we will support you in running the House properly. We assure you that while you want power, we want to work for this country and we will never sit and rest in this endeavour,” he had said in his famous speech.

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