By Vaishali Pandey
Today is the third death anniversary of the former Prime Minister of the country Atal Bihari Vajpayee. On the occasion of Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s death anniversary, citizens and political leaders throughout India paid their respects to the former prime minister.
As the first non-Congress Prime Minister to finish a full term, Atal Bihari Vajpayee left behind a legacy of reforms and projects. Vajpayee’s speeches, on the other hand, are among the most iconic moments of Indian political history that the average Indian will never forget. His remarks left an indelible mark on everyone who heard them. He was fluent in Hindi, which helped him in public speaking.
These 5 Atal Bihari Vajpayee speeches will show you why he is one of the most beloved politicians of all time!
Resignation Speech In Lok Sabha In 1996:
Vajpayee delivered this speech during his first tenure as prime minister. His tenure lasted 13 days when a trust motion was brought up in parliament, which his coalition government lost by one vote. After this, he was rightfully offended and furiously delivered this speech after being allegedly insulted by an opposition. Doordarshan broadcast Vajpayee’s statement live for the whole country to witness before handing his resignation to a noisy parliament.
Speaking In Hindi At The United Nations:
It was the first time when any national leader addressed the United Nations in Hindi. While Morarji Desai was Prime Minister, he served as the Foreign Minister during the Janta Party government in 1997. In the past, other national leaders addressed the UN in English, but Vajpayee chose to deliver his message in Hindi. While the Janta party government was just six months old, he taunted Indira Gandhi’s emergency regime by saying that Indians no longer had to worry for their fundamental rights.
On The Nuclear Testing At Pokhran:
The Pokhran phase 2 nuclear tests were one of the first things Atal undertook when NDA came to power in 1998 with a majority. It was done to dispel any worries about India’s nuclear capabilities, especially with China and Pakistan as potential dangers. His courageous move was questioned by the world community led by the west, as well as the opposition at home when he delivered his speech on this in the parliament.
- Speaking On Independence Day, 2003:
Atal’s unmet ambition was to be able to bring peace to the Kashmir valley, which was on the verge of a 2002 election. While speaking from the Red Fort’s ramparts on Independence Day, Prime Minister Vajpayee addressed concerns about the fairness of this election, which had previously been raised owing to frequent instabilities.
A Joint Session Of The U.S. Congress
After Clinton visited India in March 2000, Vajpayee came to the United States and was honoured by the Congress of the United States. According to him, this visit was a fresh step in re-establishing and deepening ties between the two countries during the cold war. He elaborated in his speech on how the Indian community in the United States contributes to the United States in a variety of ways, connecting it to illustrate what the United States and India might achieve together.