New Delhi: Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Friday mourned the demise of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away at the AIIMS hospital in Delhi on Thursday.
He shared a nostalgic picture in which Atal Bihari Vajpayee can be seen blessing him and his wife Dimple Yadav on their wedding in November 1999.
"Late Atal ji raised politics above party politics, taught us to stay unrelenting about party principles and personal philosophy, whenever politics strayed off course, he showed the right way, taught us to seek out friendship with other nations. With Atal ji's passing, the world of Indian politics and literature has lost a prominent voice. Silent salutation!" Akhilesh Yadav tweeted.
स्व. अटल जी ने राजनीति को दलगत राजनीति से ऊपर उठाया, सदैव अपने दल के सिद्धांतों व अपने दर्शन पर अडिग रहना सिखाया, जब भी राजनीति भटकी उसको सही मार्ग दिखाया, विदेशों से मित्रता का पाठ पढ़ाया. अटल जी का जाना भारतीय राजनीति एवं साहित्यिक जगत के मुखरित स्वर का मौन हो जाना है. मौन नमन! pic.twitter.com/1w4EOgr9qG— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) August 17, 2018
Atal Bihari Vajpayee was respected equally by his followers and opponents alike. Tributes poured in from across the political spectrum after his death.