It is saddened to learn the demise of Atal Behari Vajpayee, the former Prime Minister of India. The All India Forward Bloc expresses heartfelt condolences and pays rich tributes to the dignified memories of Vajpayee. He was an outstanding parliamentarian and a statesman. His extra-ordinary oratory skill was applauded by all irrespective of one’s party affiliation. The Agra Summit of 2001 between Prime Minister Vajpayee and President Parvesh Musharraf was a new beginning in the relation between India and Pakistan. Apart from his political activities he was a creative poet and a nature lover. He has left a big void in Indian politics, which is irreparable.
The All India Forward Bloc gratefully remembers that the decision he has taken as Prime Minister of India to constitute the Justice Mukherjee Commission to unearth the mystery behind the disappearance of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in 1999 and it will be recorded in the annals of history with all reverence. The AIFB pays respectful homage to Atal Behari Vajpayee and expresses our deep sorrow and grief to the members of his family members.