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“LK Advani Gratefully Acknowledges Bharat Ratna: BJP and Opposition Respond”

In a momentous announcement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, it was revealed that LK Advani would be honored with the prestigious Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award in the nation.

Expressing his gratitude, BJP stalwart LK Advani remarked that receiving the Bharat Ratna is not merely an accolade for him as an individual but also for the principles and values he dedicatedly served throughout his life. He extended his thanks to President Droupadi Murmu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for bestowing this honor upon him.

Reflecting on his journey, Advani shared, “Since my association with the RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh), my sole pursuit has been the altruistic service to my beloved nation in every role bestowed upon me by life.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a statement on X, conveyed his elation, stating, “I am delighted to announce that Shri LK Advani Ji will be conferred with the Bharat Ratna. I had the privilege of personally congratulating him on this esteemed recognition.” Modi hailed Advani as one of the most revered statesmen of contemporary times, emphasizing his monumental contributions to India’s progress.

Speaking in Odisha, PM Modi underscored, “Advani ji epitomizes the spirit of relentless service to the nation, embodying the ethos of ‘nation first’.”

The response from top BJP leaders and allies was overwhelmingly supportive. Union ministers and party luminaries hailed the decision, recognizing Advani’s lifetime commitment to national service. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh described Advani as an inspiration characterized by purity, dedication, and perseverance in politics.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who had the opportunity to collaborate with Advani during the tenure of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, praised his mentorship and expressed his heartfelt congratulations.

Amidst the accolades, opposition leaders also lauded Advani’s contributions. RJD leader Manoj Jha commended Advani’s multifaceted career, highlighting his exemplary parliamentary interventions.

However, amidst the congratulatory messages, BRS MLC Kalvakuntla Kavitha took a nuanced stance, alluding to the political context surrounding the announcement.

Akhilesh Yadav of the Samajwadi Party acknowledged Advani’s significant presence in politics, expressing enduring respect.

AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal and NCP President Sharad Pawar extended their best wishes, recognizing Advani’s valuable contributions to the nation.

Chandrababu Naidu of the TDP lauded Advani’s scholarly demeanor and his remarkable service to the nation, reminiscing about their collaboration.

Born in Karachi, now in Pakistan, on November 8, 1927, LK Advani has left an indelible mark on Indian politics, serving as the president of the BJP for a significant period since its inception in 1980. His illustrious career includes pivotal roles as the Home Minister and Deputy Prime Minister under Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s leadership (1999-2004).

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