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Atal Bihari Vajpayee: India grieves demise, pays homage

Atal Bihari Vajpayee: India grieves demise, pays homage
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Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee died following a prolonged illness in New Delhi on Thursday. Cutting across party lines, leaders took to Twitter to pay their respects to one of Indiaโ€™s most loved politicians.

โ€˜India grieves the demise of Ataljiโ€™: Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi

โœ”@narendramodi

Atal Ji’s passing away is a personal and irreplaceable loss for me. I have countless fond memories with him. He was an inspiration to Karyakartas like me. I will particularly remember his sharp intellect and outstanding wit.

โ€˜India lost a great sonโ€™: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi

โœ”@RahulGandhi

Today India lost a great son. Former PM, Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji, was loved and respected by millions. My condolences to his family & all his admirers. We will miss him.

โ€˜Cherished the ideal of a developed and powerful Indiaโ€™: Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh

โœ”@rajnathsingh

Pained beyond words at the demise of Shri Atalji. He had cherished the ideal of a developed and powerful India in which all persons lived together in unity, peace and harmony.

โ€˜I will always cherish the many fond memoriesโ€™: Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee

โœ”@MamataOfficial

Very very saddened that the great statesman and former PM Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji is no more with us. His passing away is a very big loss to our nation. I will always cherish the many fond memories. Condolences to his family and his many admirers

Omar Abdullah conveyed his condolences to Vajpayeeโ€™s family

Omar Abdullah

โœ”@OmarAbdullah

Words mean so little at a time like this but words are all we have to convey the deepest condolences to Gunu, to Neha, to Ranjan & the entire family. May God give you strength to bear this tremendous loss.

โ€˜Atal Ji was a democrat to the coreโ€™: Pranab Mukherjee.

Pranab Mukherjee

โœ”@CitiznMukherjee

Deeply saddened at the passing away of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee. A reasoned critique in opposition and a seeker of consensus as PM, Atal Ji was a democrat to the core. In his passing away, India has lost a great son and an era has come to an end. My deepest condolences.

Ratan Tata: โ€œAll of us who knew Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee are saddened to hear of his passing away. He was a great leader with a great sense of compassion and humour. He will be remembered fondly by a vast number of usโ€

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