Joining the nation in paying homage to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his death anniversary on Tuesday, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh said that he was the first prime minister who realised the significance of Northeast.
“Remembering former prime minister Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ji on his death anniversary. He was the first prime minister who realized the significance of Northeast. He brought the connectivity revolution and paved the way for development and growth in the region,” the chief minister tweeted.
Born on December 25, 1924 in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, Atal Bihari Vajpayee passed away on August 16, 2018 at AIIMS, New Delhi.
The Bharat Ratna, who was also awarded Padma Vibhushan, served three terms as the prime minister of India, first for a term of 13 days in 1996, then for a period of 13 months from 1998 to 1999, followed by a full term from 1999 to 2004.