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Published in History & Culture, Literature & Language, Poetry Analysis

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee: “I have never betrayed my nation.”

Vajpayee is considered among one of the true patriots of India. Atal Bihari Vajpayee (b. 25 Dec 1924 - d. 6 Aug 2018) was a real statesman who had brought many changes including domestic and infrastructural reforms encouraged on research and development. Apart from his successful political career, he was a great poet and writer. His political party symbol was ...
Vajpayee is considered among one of the true patriots of India.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee (b. 25 Dec 1924 - d. 6 Aug 2018) was a real statesman who had brought many changes including domestic and infrastructural reforms encouraged on research and development. Apart from his successful political career, he was a great poet and writer. His political party symbol was Lotus (Bhartiy Janata Party) one of the best bodies ever made in India. A great speaker whose words and speeches were wonderful all the times and could result into some miracles.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee (b. 25 Dec 1924-d. 6 Aug 2018) was a real statesman who had brought many changes including domestic and infrastructural reforms encouraged on research and development.
Atal Bihari

Atal served as a 10th prime minister of India (one of the most loved person of BJP). Vajpayee’s spoken words were always been motivational and behind his clear-cut conversation with his audience and were always perceived very well. He was a leader who had used his poetic power to convey the real message to the locals and triggers the interest. Atal had always been supportive of public side and its betterment. The passion for patriotism could be easily seen in his poems and were considered one of the best political leaders of 19s. The spark first triggered in his life in the year 1939 when he joined Rashtria Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) as a Swayamsewak from the inspiration of Babasaheb Apte.

Vajpayee with George W. Bush

He then quickly grabbed the attention of other politicians, ladder up and drifting toward the success inches by inches. In Loksabha (lower house), his oratorical skills impressed former prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. Concurrently, Nehru predicted that Vajpayee would take no longer to become prime minister of India. For his political career (he wanted to see his country at different level) he remained unmarried while serving the nation.

Nicola, Morarji D, Atal Bihari Vajpayee

His poem, (हार नहीं मानूँगा, रार नहीं ठानूँगा, काल के कपाल पर लिखता मिटाता हूँ।
गीत नया गाता हूँ। )
is one of the best poems he ever written.

टूटे हुए तारों से फूटे बासंती स्वर ,
पत्थर की छाती में उग आया नव अंकुर,
झरे सब पीले पात,
कोयल की कूक रात,

प्राची में अरुणिमा की रेख देख पाता हूं।
गीत नया गाता हूँ।
टूटे हुए सपनों की सुने कौन सिसकी?
अंतर को चीर व्यथा पलकों पर ठिठकी।
हार नहीं मानूँगा,
रार नहीं ठानूँगा,
काल के कपाल पर लिखता मिटाता हूँ।
गीत नया गाता हूँ।

बेनकाब चेहरे हैं,
दाग बड़े गहरे है,
टूटता तिलस्म , आज सच से भय खाता हूँ।
गीत नहीं गाता हूँ।

लगी कुछ ऐसी नज़र,
बिखरा शीशे सा शहर,
अपनों के मेले में मीत नहीं पाता हूँ।
गीत नहीं गाता हूँ।

पीठ में छुरी सा चाँद,
राहु गया रेख फाँद,
मुक्ति के क्षणों में बार बार बंध जाता हूँ।
गीत नहीं गाता हूँ।

One of the conversations of Atal Vajpayee in the parliament house, brings down the real concern of the country to a common man of India.

“In 50 years we have made progress no one can deny. It is seeing a vote while criticizing governments policies is not tough ammunition. Everywhere I have said I am not one of those people who will not give credit to achievements of 50 years.”

Situation of India

“Doing this would be injustice to the farmer, labours, and even the common man will not find that as good behaviour. The question arises in my mind today. We are celebrating 50 years of independence but what is about the country today? Why did we lag in the race for development? Other countries who gained independence around our time have gone ahead of us.”

“Some countries born after us have also left us behind. We are considered among the world’s poorest countries. More than 20 percent of the people are below the poverty line. Most of the villages' president address does not have access to drinking water. We have not been able to make primary education mandatory.”

Who's Pockets getting Jam?

“Girls education is being neglected. Birth of a girl is a curse in this country. We have a place in our society where we can act, create awareness in the society and call up the public? We cannot change our country’s map.
There is no shortage of resources in the country… even if there is they can be utilized properly. We can outlay for resources.”

“The money being collected as tax from the public cannot deliver benefits to the public… does not reach to the common man. Where does it go? Whose pocket getting jam? Why are people still depositing money in foreign banks? What steps were taken to stop this nonsense? We are approaching for foreign investments.”

Rajeev Gandhi said, Rupee Rubs.

“If foreign capital comes for better technology, for infrastructure to increase import-export then there will be no objection.
I believe that our communist friends will not even object. But are we optimizing the use of resources in the country? Is it not true that corruption has become a nation decease? I remember late Rajeev Gandhi had said in a speech that I send one rupee from Delhi but only 19 pennies reaches.”

“The people I asked him how this miracle happens, so he laughed and stated saying that when the rupee runs, it rubs. And thus it gets smaller. It is difficult to identify a rupee. The government expenditure has increased we need unity to reduce it. All the parties must support as it is not a job of one person.”

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