“Atal ji's commitment to good governance and serving people will always continue to inspire us,” Modi tweeted.

“Birthday wishes to one of India's tallest & most popular leaders, our former PM Atal ji. I pray for Atal ji's good health,” he said in another tweet.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee turns 89

BJP President Rajnath Singh, Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje also greeted Vajpayee and prayed for his good health.

Singh, accompanied by Delhi BJP leader Dr Harsh Vardhan, drove down to Vajpayee's 6A, Krishna Menon Marg residence to wish him.

“Wishing our beloved leader and former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee a very happy birthday. I pray for his long and healthy life,” Singh said in a message on Facebook.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who inaugurated an exhibition on the personality and deeds of Vajpayee earlier on Monday, said, “Best wishes to Shri Atal Ji on his birthday today. He is one of the greatest leaders of our country.”

Tweets of BJP leaders

Sushma Swaraj: “Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee - Happy birthday. We pray for his long life and good health.”

Arun Jaitley: “Wishing my revered leader Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee a very Happy Birthday (89th).”

Ananth Kumar: “Happy Birthday to Atalji, pray for his long life and good health.”

Vasundhara Raje: “Our inspiration for Suraaj - a true Visionary - Wishing Shri Atal Bihari ji a very happy birthday. Prayers for his long life & good health.”

Shahnawaz Hussain: “Wishing our beloved & most respected AtalJi  a very Happy Birthday. Let us all pray for his good health.”

Nirmala Sitharaman: “Greetings on the birthday of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Prayers for his good health.”

Vijay Goel: “The legendary leader of India, #AtalJi turns 89 today. Lets together pray for his well being and good health. Happy Birthday Sir !!”

(JPN)

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