Bhartiya janta Yuva Morcha Chandigarh organised a programme "Atulya Atal" to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sri Atal Bihari Vajpayee at Law Bhawan and requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji to honour him with Bharat Ratna as he deserves this honour which is a long overdue. Ex CM Himachal Prem Kumar Dhumal and Balram Ji DasTondon, former minister and Ex CM Lucknow were present as Chief Guests.
Prem Kumar Dhumal speaking a few words on Atal Ji said that Vajpayee was admired by his supporters for his oratory. Even Jawaharlal Nehru had a very high opinion of him. The Sangh Parivaar saw him as a saffron answer to Nehru. Like Nehru, he was idealist to the core, open- minded, accommodating and a democrat in the true sense. It was because of his charisma that he could lead a coalition of more than two dozens of political parties in 1998. It was not a mean achievement for a man whose party had always been treated by others as untouchable.
Balram Ji Das Tondon said that Vajpayee transcended the BJP and its ideology and through him, the party and the Sangh Parivaar became acceptable. Advani could never emerge from the shadow of the Atal ji. He was the darling of the Hindutva forces but his acceptability was limited. Atal ji , as called by many is a tall figure in Indian politics and mesmerised one and all with his oratory skills.He is a clean person in our dirty Indian politics.It would have been so difficult for him to stick to his identity inspite of being in a party of hardliners.Its a well known perception in India that he is a right man ,stuck in wrong party.
Amit Rana , President BJYM said that Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ji is the alone Non-Congress leader who is popular among masses and attained unparalelled respect from all quarters of life. All his speeches were mesmerising and pleasing for ears. His words of Confidence when he won the Vote of confidence, or his emotional speech when Jayalalitha withdrew support and his government lost by one vote, his words of anguish during Babri Masjid demolition or his disapproval of Modi during gujarat riots...all will be recorded in the annals of Indian history.Arun Sood, Chandra Shekhar Ji, Prem kaushik, Raghuvir Lal Arora, Hira Negi, Rattu Ji were all present on behalf of Bhartiya Janta party and Amandeep, Harjeet, Kripyanand Thakur, Rajesh, Naresh, Abhay , Dinesh jha, Mehak vir sandhu, Navjeevan Dhaliwal, Gurpreet, Jasman Ji represented Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha.