West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday remembered former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his 94th birth anniversary and hailed him as a statesman who rose above partisan politics. Ms Banerjee had served as the railway minister in Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led cabinet.
“Tribute to Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji on his birth anniversary. He was a statesman who rose above partisan politics for the country’s good. We miss him a lot,” Ms Banerjee tweeted.
The veteran BJP leader served three terms as the prime minister – first for a period of 13 days in 1996, then for 13 months from 1998 to 1999, and a full term from 1999 to 2004.