On the eve of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s birthday, which is also celebrated as Good Governance Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a Rs. 100 commemorative coin in his memory.
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Speaking at the event, Prime Minister Modi said that the party built by Vajpayee has become one of the largest political parties. “For some people, power is oxygen… they can’t live without it. A major part of Atal Ji’s career was spent in the opposition benches but he spoke about national interest and never compromised on the ideology of the party,” PM Modi said.
Adding that Vajpayee thought democracy was supreme, he said, “He built the Jana Sangh but when the time came to rescue our democracy he and others went to Janata Party. Likewise, when the choice was between remaining in power or comprising on ideology, he left Janata Party and formed the BJP.”