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Some reactions in the aftermath of Pokhran II, one of the bravest decisions by #AtalBihariVaajpayee.

Sonia Gandhi did not react for over a week, perhaps looking for instructions. Then this vitriol:

K Natwar Singh was the helmsman of Sonia Gandhi on the issue, who actually questioned even the engineering of the nuclear tests undermining its validity.

According to Sonia, #AtalBehariVajpayee was “divisive force” pushing india to “darkness” and threatening the peaceful neighbors with nuclear arms

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On this day, let us recollect few things about Atal Bihari Vajpayee..
1. Golden Quadrilateral :

The importance of Roads and importance of connectivity was a hallmark step by #AtalBihariVajpayee ji. A simple step with mammoth funding was played a massive step in boosting economy of India.
2. Pradhan mantri gram sadak Yojana :

Flagship programme by #AtalBihariVajpayee which gave the power of connectivity to a villager and one of the most successful program ever in Independent India.
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His bigger achievements were on the economic front. .When Manmohan Singh took over from Vajpayee in 2004, the economy was in a great shape—the GDP rate was above 8 per cent, inflation was below 4 per cent and foreign exchange reserves were overflowing.

His most memorable achievement was the ambitious roads projects he launched—the Goldern Quadrilateral and the Pradhanmantri Gramin Sadak Yojna. The Golden Quadrilateral connected Chennai, Kolkata, Delhi and Mumbai through a network of highways

while the Pradhanmantri Gramin Sadak Yojna was planned as a network of all-weather roads for unconnected villages across India. Both the projects proved to be immense success and contributed to India's economic growth majorly.
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I can only say this about #AtalBihariVaajpayee in those days when there was no Social Media, no Net, and newspapers were the sole source of information, he along with Advani was instrumental in attracting many like towards BJP, and a genuine non Congress alternative.
Whatever Advani and #AtalBihariVaajpayee turned out to be later, both of them were instrumental in influencing many like me to turn towards BJP and a right wing of thought at a national level. And they did it when there was only Print Media that totally anti BJP.
Mind you both Advani and #AtalBihariVaajpayee did not have Social Media or even the Net, they were dealing with an establishment that was totally dyed in the wool Nehruvian secularism, a media that was completely against Sangh Parivaar, yet they managed to influence.
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