New Delhi: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan pitched for Bharat Ratna for BJP veteran Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his 88th birthday.

Wishing the former Prime Minister, Shivraj Singh Chauhan demanded the nation’s highest civilian award ‘Bharat Ratna’ for Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Bharatiya Janata Party organised many functions to celebrate 88th birthday of party veteran Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Tuesday. President Pranab Mukherjee Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and several senior leaders wished Vajpayee on his birthday. Manmohan Singh drove to Vajpayee’s residence, Pranab Mukherjee sent him a bouquet of flowers.

BJP president Nitin Gadkari, Lal Krishna Advani, Sushma Swaraj, Rajnath Singh, Kariya Munda, Shahnawaz Hussain, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Rajiv Pratap Rudy and Kalraj Mishra also visited Vajpayee.

Religious sufi songs and his 51 poems (translated from Hindi to Maithili) have been unveiled by Rajnath Singh. Kumkum Jha translated the poems into Maithili.

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