Atal Vijpai

Picture of Atal Vijpai

Date of Birth: 12/25/1926

Age: 89

Place of birth: principality Gwalior

Citizenship: India


Indian analysts argue that the current Prime Minister AB Vajpayee is a unique phenomenon in the political life of India. And the reason is not only in his political longevity, or that he is knight of the Padma Bhushan ( "Order of the Lotus" - the second most important of India Award), and three years ago was awarded "Best of parliament" (after the successful visit as head of the Indian delegations to Geneva for a meeting of the UN Commission on human Rights); and charisma gentleman, a poet, orator and esthete, but that his one and only love forever - India, for which he is willing to put aside their personal interests.

Noting the high personal and professional qualities Vajpayee (including honesty, poor compliance of the family and family ties, not involved in scandals on corruption charges), many critics only drawback recognize its connection with the RCC ( "Rashtriya Swayamsevak gave" Union Nation ministers - nationalist and a kind of chauvinistic organization that combines most of the political parties and organizations in India).

Vajpayee is definitely counts every step: for him to be a politician - it is hard daily work, and lifestyle. Atal-ji fully justified given to him at birth name -. "Neotstupayuschy He is not only a skillful political tactician and strategist, but also an artistic personality.

Vajpayee is often called "man Churchill leaven", noted his ability to "sees the root", and many opponents consider it "an opponent, but not an enemy."

Atal Bihari Vajpayee was born on December 25, 1926 in the Principality of Gwalior (now part of the city in the state of Madhya Pradesh). His father, Krishna Bihari Vajpayee, held dozhnost school inspector. Retirement did not kill it the desire for knowledge, and he, along with his son, began attending classes at the college, where he studied law. Vajpayee himself says that strength of character and the poetic talent and oratorical skills he inherited from his father, whom he deeply respected. Senior Vajpayee wrote poetry in Hindi dialects - Braj and Khari Boli (one of his poetic works are still performed in the Gwalior school prayer during school-wide events), but with enthusiasm and read English literature. Family Vajpayee belongs to an ancient and respected old kanyakubdzhskih Brahmins "vadzhapai", known for his learning in the area of ??traditional knowledge - Sanskrit, Vedanta philosophy and ritual niceties.

AB Vajpayee was educated in colleges of Gwalior and Kanpur where fond mainly political science and a master`s degree. Then he engaged in journalistic work, editing simultaneously and alternately several daily, weekly and monthly editions in Hindi, and paying a lot of time of social and political work. In 1942, for participation in the movement "Get out of India!", Directed against the British colonialists, was jailed. He again bylarestovan in independent India in 1975 - 1977 gg. during a "state of emergency" imposed by the government of Indira Gandhi, and then I wrote the famous line: We can break but not bend.

For the first time, AB Vajpayee ran for the lower house in 1952, but was defeated and became a member of the Parliament only in 1957, after the second general election. Speaking on the eve of this election before the parliamentary faction of the party, he recalled, not without irony, that then Jan Sangh party fielded a candidate at the same time in the three constituencies of Uttar Pradesh - Lucknow, Mathura and Balrampur. In Lucknow, he lost in Mathura are not only lost, but at the same time deprived of collateral (in our days, each participant of the race makes a deposit of 10,000 rupees and deprived him if picking up at least 1/6 of the votes cast in the district). But in Balrampur his victory was absolute, and he spent virtually unchallenged in parliament four decades, being elected a member of the lower eight times and twice a member of the upper chamber (Radzhya Sabha - Rajya Sabha).

In 1977, as a result of early elections in the Indian Parliament, came to power block Janata Party ( "People`s Party"). The Prime Minister was the 81-year-old Morarji Desai and the Minister of Foreign Affairs - then 51-year-old Vajpayee.

In 1980, the Congress and Indira Gandhi again defeated, and Jan Sangh came out of the coalition and led by new leaders - AB Vajpayee and LK Advani (now predsedatelempartii), changed its name to the Bharatiya Janata Party - "Indian People`s Party" (BDP). In 1996, after the eleventh parliamentary election AB Vajpayee was appointed head of a single-party minority government, but after 13 days it`s the government resigned, even without informing the Parliament the issue of getting a vote of confidence (so Vajpayee visited the tenth and the Indian prime minister).

Atal Bihari Vajpayee - brahmacaris that did not accurately translated as "bachelor". In fact, the so-called man, passing one of the essential stages of the life cycle of the Hindus, the essence of which is to abstain from carnal pleasures for the sake of achieving higher spiritual goals. Vajpayee is not married, but he is not a lonely man. He - two adopted daughters.

By criticism relates sensibly, although from time to time, according to reports from the inner circle, and on other occasions - is subject to fits of anger. He is kind and always listens carefully to his companion, although it may close your eyes if monologue delayed or too monotonous, but with his eyes closed he remains vigilant: it is fast and accurate response.

Vajpayee - a connoisseur of music, dance, poetry, as well as a good cartoon.

He prefers the national Indian clothes - kurta (a long white shirt) and dhoti (loincloth, going down to the ground); He loves sweet porridge of rice and beans, tortillas filled with fruit, and fish and Chinese cuisine. Vajpayee has outstanding culinary skills