By Kingshuk Nag

From being one of many earliest individuals of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, Vajpayee blossomed right into a best competition MP via the overdue Sixties, went directly to turn into exterior Affairs Minister within the short-lived Janata executive and, ultimately in 1999, to go the 1st non-Congress executive to accomplish a whole time period in place of work. That it used to be a coalition executive made the feat all of the extra amazing, and testifies to the truth that notwithstanding wedded to a right-wing political ideology, Vajpayee didn't think within the politics of exclusion.
A protégé of Jana Sangh stalwarts like Syama Prasad Mukherjee and Deen Dayal Upadhyaya, Vajpayee gained the admiration of Jawaharlal Nehru, was once consulted via his daughter Indira Gandhi—whom he by no means lacked the braveness to criticize—and befriended through fiery alternate unionist George Fernandes even sooner than they turned political allies. He hence displayed an strange skill to hold alongside all colours of political opinion—an skill that got here to the fore whilst he headed the nationwide Democratic Alliance executive among 1999 and 2004. And in the back of this public character used to be an strange own existence, performed with such dignity as to stay freed from innuendo.
In this booklet, journalist Kingshuk Nag lines the political trip of this tall parliamentarian of over 4 many years, who was once conferred the Bharat Ratna in December 2014. Atal Bihari Vajpayee: a guy for All Seasons is a definitive account of the lifestyles and occasions of 1 of India’s so much illustrious non-Congress leaders.

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