Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratualted Vajpayee and expressed his happiness on twitter.

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Friday tweeted: "My heartfelt congratulations to Vajpayee Sahib & his family on the day he receives the Bharat Ratna. It was an honour to serve under him."

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan tweeted: "Heartiest congratulations to our revered mentor & beloved Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji for being conferred with 'Bharat Ratna' today."

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted: "Happy that Atal Ji is being conferred Bharat Ratna today. A truly great statesman who richly deserves honour. I wish him well..."

BJP president Amit Shah too took twitter to congratulate Vajpayee.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley all were full of praise for Vajpayee, who had served the country as Prime Minister in three terms between 1996 to 2004.

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