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Atal Bihari Vajpayee portrait: President Ram Nath Kovind unveils former Prime Minister's portrait in Parliament's Central Hall

News X 2019-02-12 13:29:00

The ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s portrait has been unveiled in Parliament’s Central Hall by President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday. The ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice President M. Venkiah Naidu and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.

The statue was moulded by artist Krishna Kanhai and donated by Lok Abhiyan Sanstha. At the inauguration ceremony, Kanahi was felicitated as well. The portrait has been placed beside Lala Lajpat Rai’s portrait. A 13-member Parliamentary Committee, headed by Sumitra Mahajan, was made to decide on the installation of Portraits of National leaders and Parliamentarians. Vajpayee, who served the country thrice as Prime Minister was the founder of Bharatiya Jana Sangh, later called Janata Party. He’s also considered as one of the founding members of Bharatiya Janata Party.

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