Guwahati, Dec 25: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal paid humble tributes to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his 96th birth anniversary today.
Taking to twitter Sonowal wrote, ‘ The ideals and vision of former Prime Minister of India, Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji are inspirations, driving us to work unabatedly in service of the nation. My solemn tributes to the great leader and statesman on his birth anniversary.’
Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma also paid his tributes to Atal Bihari Vajpayee on birth anniversary.
‘ A true statesman, a visionary leader, an eloquent poet~ My tribute to Bharat Ratna #AtalBihariVajpayee Ji on his Jayanti, which we observe as #GoodGovernanceDay. His countless contributions towards building a new resurgent India are highly inspiring & will be cherished forever,’ Himanta tweeted.
The birth anniversary of Atal Bihari Vajpayee is celebrated as 'Good Governance Day'.
Vajpayee led the National Democratic Alliance government from 1998-2004 and was the first-ever leader from the BJP to have become the Prime Minister of India. Vajpayee served as Prime Minister thrice -- briefly in 1996, and then for two terms between 1998 and 2004.
Vajpayee who was one of the prominent leaders of the country and founder members of the Bharatiya Janata Party passed away on August 16, 2018 after a prolonged illness. He was 93.
Vajpayee was conferred with Bharat Ratna in 2015.