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Facts About Atal Bihari Vajpayee

1. Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the first Non Congress member to serve as the Prime Minister of India for full five-years-term
2. He became the Prime Minister of India in 1996 for 13 days
3. Vajpayee and his father went to the law school together- DAV College Kanpur and shared the same room
4. His major achievements as the Prime Minister of India were: National Highways Develop Project (NHDP) and Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY). NHDP involves connecting the four major cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata, whereas PMGSY is a nationwide plan to provide good all-weather road connectivity to unconnected villages
5. He even ran Privatization campaign in order to strengthen the economy of India, which helped in improving the image of India in world
6. The former PM was elected nine times in Lok Sabha and twice in Rajya Sabha
7. He became the first External Affairs Minister from Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) in the year 1977
8. Vajpayee had been conferred with the Padma Vibhushana Award in the year 1992 and Best Parliamentarian award in 1994
9. He was been honoured with Bharat Ratna award in India in 2014 along with Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya
10. The affectionately called 'Baap Ji' got retired from Active Politics in the year 2005 due to health concerns

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