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Atal Bihari Vajpayee
A member of the Bharatiya Janata Party BJP , he was the first Indian prime minister who was not a member of the Indian National Congress party to have served a full five-year term in office. He was a member of the Indian Parliament for over five decades, having been elected to the Lok Sabha , the lower house, ten times, and twice to the Rajya Sabha , the upper house. He served as the Member of Parliament for Lucknow  until when he retired from active politics due to health concerns. Vajpayee was among the founding members of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh BJS , of which he was the president from to The BJS merged with several other parties to form the Janata Party , which won the general election.
He became the Prime Minister of India thrice — first in when he served the term for 13 days, second in for a period of eleven months, and the third time in for a full term of five years. It was during his tenure that India successfully conducted nuclear tests at Pokhran. At the same time, renewed hopes for peace between India and Pakistan emerged with the start of the New Delhi-Lahore bus service. His government has been the only non-Congress government till date to stay in power for five years. Besides being a seasoned politician and outstanding parliamentarian, Atal Bihari Vajpayee was also a renowned poet and a highly popular personality across the political spectrum.
A man of the masses, firm in his political convictions. On October 13, , he took charge as Prime Minister of India for the second consecutive term at the head of a new coalition government, the National Democratic Alliance. He was Prime Minister for a short period in A veteran Parliamentarian whose career stretches over four decades, Shri Vajpayee has been elected to the Lok Sabha House of the People nine times and to the Rajya Sabha House of the States twice, a record by itself. A student of political science and law, it was in college that he developed a keen interest in foreign affairs — an interest he has nourished over the years and put to skilful use while representing India at various multilateral and bilateral fora. A critically acclaimed poet, he still takes time off from affairs of state of indulge in music and in a bit of gourmet cooking.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
In the BJS joined three other parties to form the Janata Party , which led a government that lasted until July As foreign minister in the Janata government, Vajpayee earned a reputation for improving relations with Pakistan and China. - Firm in his political convictions and a man of the masses- Atal Bihari Vajpayee is still considered the most beloved politician in India. He was widely respected as a statesman both within the country and abroad.
He was a highly respected veteran politician who had served as the Prime Minister of India in three non-consecutive terms and belonged to the Bharatiya Janta Party BJP. He was a member of Indian Parliament for almost five decades. Also, he was the only parliamentarian who had been elected from four states namely Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Delhi at different times. In May , he was sworn in as the Prime Minister but only for 13 days, due to fail in getting support from the other parties. In early , he again became the Prime Minister in the elections where BJP won a record number of seats but he was forced to make shaky alliance with regional parties. Then, in , the BJP increased its seats in the parliament and make a hold on the government. At the end of Atal Bihari Vajpayee announced his retirement from the politics and in the late December he was awarded with the Bharat Ratna, the India's highest civilian honour.