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Essay, Paragraph or Speech on “Atal Bihari Vajpayee” Complete Paragraph or Speech for Class 10, Class 12 and Graduation and other classes.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee: The Tallest Politician of India

Essay No. 01 

My Lord,

Never let me climb so high

That I can’t bend down to embrace another human

Deliver me ever from such arrogance.

Excerpts from his poem Oonchai, written on being conferred the Padama Vibhushan on April 24, 1992.

It was on December 25, 1924, this pious day of Christmas, that Atal Bihari Vajpayee a true son of motherland was born in Gwalior in a respected educated family. His father Pandit Krishan Bihari Vajpayee was a school teacher and grandfather Pandit Shyam lal was a renowned Sanskrit scholar.

Mr. Vajpayee had his education in Gwalior. He did his post graduation from Victoria College (now Lakshmi Bai College) and his post graduation in political science from DAV College, Kanpur. For sometime he studied, but in the midstream he chose to become a journalist, he worked for Rashtra Dharma, a monthly and Panchjanya, a weekly, and Swadesh and Veer Arjuan, both dailies.

The 75 year old Prime Minister Mr. Vajpayee, whom Jawaharlal Nehru had once introduced to Winston Churchill as the future Prime Minister of this country 40 years ago has really travelled a long way to emerge as India’s towering politician, a leader who commands respect and admiration not only of his party men but even of his rivals, not to speak of million of his admirers across the world. The man is loved for his qualities of head and heart, his poetry, his integrity boldness, patriotism, qualities of forget and forgive, and the principle of consensus. He is one of the few who can brave the worst travails in life and political career, and came out unscathed.

Mr. Vajpayee’s political career started when he was elected to Lok Sabha from Balrampur (UP) in 1957. He won from Gwalior in 1971 from New Delhi in 1977 and 1980 and from Lucknow 1989, 1991, 1998 and 1999. Mr. Vajpayee was the leader of Jansangh Parliamentary party from 1957 to 1977, president of Jansangh from 1968 to 1973 and founder president of Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) which was born after the split of Janta Party that stormed to the power on the crest of anti-emergency wave in 1977. During the dark days of emergency, Vajpayee was in detention from 1957 to 1977 and when Janta government headed by Morarji Desai came to power Vajpayee became the external affairs minister. He was one of the firs, to voice India’s opposition to the unequal Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and he made it clear that his country would sign NPT only When the nuclear power gave convincing evidence of their desire to ban and destroy nuclear weapons. As a parliamentarian Mr. Vajpayee has been a member of Lok Sabha nine times and of Rajya Sabha twice. As the leader of the opposition in the tenth and eleventh Lok Sabha he served on various parliamentary committees. Twice he led Indian delegation to the United Nations and he was the member of Indian delegation to the UN at least seven times. The nation has honoured him with Padam Vibhushan and Best Parliamentarian Award.

The elevation of Atal Bihari Vajpayee as the Prime Minister of India on March 19, 1998, nearly 22 month after he had to resign as prime minister for lack of adequate number of votes for his newly formed government, was the reward of his sterling qualities of patience, perseverance, liberalism and lack of bitterness even for his worst critics. After coming into power Vajpayee had to face problems but he faced all the problems with courage and sincerity.

May 11, 1998 was truly a golden day when Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee announced to the nation and rest of the world the successful underground nuclear test in Pokhran. At the same time he also made it clear India’s stand on nuclear weapons that she wanted peace, harmony and has no intention of becoming a nuclear power.

Perhaps Mr. Vajpayee innate love for arts, literature and culture has made him totally different breed of politician, a true gentleman with deep compassion and integrity. He has shown that to gain popularity, it is not necessary to stoop to cheap popular gimmicks. He has taken ups and downs of his political life with great equanimity and bears malice towards none. He is among the very few politicians who knows how to respect the viewpoint of their opponents and at the same time, expose his rivals to the full view of the public without leaving any trail of bitterness. He is truly a parliamentarian par excellence. Besides being a politician he is an excellent poet and writer. His poems are patriotic carrying message of love, peace harmony and goodwill.

True to his name, Atalji is an eminent national leader, an erudite politician, a selfless social worker, forceful orator, poet, journalist and indeed a multifaceted personality. He is ideal for the masses.

Mr. Vajpayee is basically a man of peace. His ‘Bus Diplomacy’ whereby he travelled to Pakistan in a bus to seek lasting peace with Pakistan, India’s erstwhile part (though he was betrayed by Kargil) and his declaration of no first use of nuclear option, as also destruction of nuclear arsenal provided there is full disarmament of nuclear weapons, are some of illustrations of his peaceful intentions. No wonder NDA won a majority support in 1999 elections and Mr. Vajpayee became 13th Prime Minister of the country and occupied the office till May 2004. It was his third stint as Prime Minister since 1996.

The clear message that clearly springs from his deeds is that even under the most trying circumstances we must never lose our values that have so long been our guiding star. “When you get into a light and everything goes against you, and it seems as though you could not hold in a minute longer, never give up then. For that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” This is the light imparted by and emanates from Atalji’s personality.

In 2004 Lok Sabha Election NDA of which leader was Atal Bihari Vajpayee got a stunning defeat in the hands of Congress and its allies and thus the opportunity of Vajpayee becoming prime minister of India fourth time was lost. NDA BJP alliance which had more than 300 seats in the 13th Lok Sabha managed only to secure 185 seats—far behind the magic number of majority. On the counting day of votes as the reports of NDA defeat poured in Vajpayee ji and his entire Cabinet decided to step down.

Undoubtedly during his premiership Atal ji did some excellent works for most of them was the improvement of relationship with India’s archival Pakistan. On International for he did every possible things which might project India in a good light before the world. He is  not now the prime minister but his deeds are indelibly imprinted on the minds of masses and his name will be written in golden letters in the history of India.

 

Essay No. 02

 

Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee was sworn in as the thirteenth Prime Minister of free India on March 19, 1998 as the head of multi-party coalition. He had also sworn in as the nation’s tenth Prime Minister on May 16, 1996, but he had to resign after remaining 13 days in power when he failed to prove his majority on the floor of the house.

Mr. Vajpayee was born on Christmas Day, the 25th December in 1926 at Gawalior. His father Mr. Krishna Bihari Vajpayee was a school teacher and Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee completed his graduation in Gawalior itself. As a student he came in contact with RSS and became an RSS functionary. His initiation ‘into politics started then and there. He did his post-graduation in political science from Kanpur University and later worked as a journalist with RSS magazine ‘Rashtradharam’. In 1941 he joined the Bhartiya Rashtriya Congress and was jailed during 1942 Quit India Movement.

In later years Vajpayee edited the Chetna Saptahik from Varanasi, Dainik Swadeshi from Lucknow and Vir Arjun from Delhi. He took his first steps in politics in 1955 when he contested from Lucknow seat and was defeated. Now he has won from this very seat and reached the Prime Minister’s position.

Mr. Vajpayee entered the Lok Sabha for the eight times including the just concluded elections. He first stepped into Lok Sabha in 1957. He has also been a member of Rajya Sabha twice from 1962-67 and 1986-89. From 1968-73 he headed erstwhile Junagarh and later merged into Janta Party in 1977. He became the first BJP’s chief after Janta’s split. During the emergency he was jailed along with all the top opposition leaders.

After emergency he was appointed External Affairs Minister and was credited with making Indo-Pak relationship cordial. During his tenure he also set a record by becoming the first ever Indian Minister to have addressed the UN General Assembly in Hindi. He was awarded India’s second highest civilian award Padama Vibhushan in 1992 and in 1994 he won the best parliamentarian award. In 1993 he again scored a diplomatic victory when he led Indian delegation to Human Rights Commission Meeting in Geneva. He was also the member of India’s United Nations General Assembly delegation in 1988, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94 and 96.

Mr. Vajpayee is a selfless social worker, also has a graceful taste for poetry, music and cinema. He has written many books and his collection of poem ‘Meri Eqyavan Kavitaayian’ is his foremost.

Mr. Vajpayee is a leader with a clean political image. He is much admired orator and also a warm persuasive leader. By reaching his top position he had proved the prophecy of Pandit Nehru True.

A hung parliament as well as the serious problem facing the nation would require sustained efforts by Mr. Vajpayee to take other parties along with him. He will also have to ensure that there are regular and meaningful consultations with other political parties. Mr. Vajpayee has already displayed his competence in choosing his team of Ministers. Representation had been given to periodically every section of society and to almost every state. He is constantly consulting the opposition and trying to get its co-operation. He has begun well and we wish and pray he will also last long.

Mr. Vajpayee is basically a man of peace. His Bus Diplomacy whereby he travelled to Pakistan in bus to seek lasting peace with Pakistan, India’s erstwhile part and his declaration of no-first use of nuclear option as also destruction of nuclear arsenal provided there is full disarmament of nuclear weapons, are some of his illustrations of his peaceful intentions. Now again Prime Minister agree to re-start Bus from Delhi to Lahore after it was closed when Parliament was attacked. This shows Vajpayee’s commitment to peace and friendly relationship with Pakistan.

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