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A respectable figure and one of the greatest politicians of India. Also known as the “Bhishma Pitamah” of Indian politics, Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s personality was able to win over not only all the countrymen but also his oppositions. He was a gem of a politician who always put his country first. Check out some amazing […]

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A respectable figure and one of the greatest politicians of India. Also known as the “Bhishma Pitamah” of Indian politics, Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s personality was able to win over not only all the countrymen but also his oppositions. He was a gem of a politician who always put his country first.

Check out some amazing facts about him.

1. Atal Ji attended DAV College, Kanpur where he & his father studied Law together. Both attended same class and lived in the same hostel room but when students started talking about the father-son duo, both were placed in different sections

2. Always wanted to become a journalist but entered politics by mistake, as told by him in an interview

3. His oratory skills had impressed Jawaharlal Nehru to a great extent & he had predicted that Atalji will become Prime Minister of India one day which he proved right

4. Held the highest office for three times & was the first Prime Minister to run a Coalition Government in India with 26 parties

5. The most popular politician & the first ever non-congress PM to serve a full term of 5 years in office, widely respected not only by his followers but also his opponents – A Rare fact in politics

6. Narasimha Rao, former Prime Minister of India, used to treat him as his political guru

7. His sister used to throw his pants across the wall which he wore outside the house because his father was a government employee and didn’t allow him to wear RSS Khakhi pant

8. Atal Bihari Vajpayee practiced celibacy and didn’t get married. Although, he adopted a daughter whose name is Namita

9. Vajpayee ji is the only Parliamentarian who was elected for Lok Sabha, for 10 times, from 4 different states: UP, MP, Gujarat, and Delhi

10. Atal Bihari Vajpayee is the first External Affairs Minister & the first person to deliver a Speech in Hindi at the United Nations General Assembly

11. Vajpayee ji allowed nuclear weapons and their testing. The Pokhran nuclear test was held during his tenure

12. To illustrate the power of “Science”, Vajpayee Ji improvised the famous quote by Lal Bahadur Shastri- Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan.

13. Atal Ji’s truest passion was “Poems”. He released 2 albums with Jagjit Singh featuring his poems: Nayi Disha(1999) & Samvedna(2002)

14. To bring in full-scale diplomatic peace process with Pakistan, Vajpayee Ji inaugurated the historic Delhi-Lahore bus service in February 1999

15. Vajpayee ji was sick for a long time, went under 10 surgeries in last 20 years. 

16. Atal Ji dedicated his great career in politics to Amar Kirti Vijay Pataka by Mahatma Ramchandra Veer

17. His birthday (25th December) has been declared as Good Governance Day by the NDA

18. Honoured with Padma Vibhushana in 1992, the Best Parliamentarian award in 1994 & Bharat Ratna in 2014

Atal Bihari Vajpayee had a great run as the Prime Minister and reshaped India in many ways. With his sheer political intelligence, he not only became an epitome of leadership but also won the hearts of many with his wit and poems.

We wish to have more leaders like him & will dearly remember him!

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11 Political Statements That Shouldn’t Have Been Made http://www.scrolldroll.com/political-statements-that-shouldnt-have-been-made/ Wed, 14 Mar 2018 08:43:03 +0000 http://www.scrolldroll.com/?p=3652

Political statements are often called attention seeking, but statements by the political ‘heroes’ are now hitting an all-time low. Below the belt remarks have become commonplace. It is however commendable how the Indian media and population all condemn the statements and make sure the leaders know their place. So we’ve scraped together for you, 11 […]

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Political statements are often called attention seeking, but statements by the political ‘heroes’ are now hitting an all-time low. Below the belt remarks have become commonplace.

It is however commendable how the Indian media and population all condemn the statements and make sure the leaders know their place.

So we’ve scraped together for you, 11 political statements that shouldn’t have been made by leading politicians.

Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan made this statement after which the Election Commission barred him from holding public speeches and meetings. An FIR was also launched against him for inciting hatred. Azam Khan Controversial

Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana wrote a scathing editorial on May 2, 2014 against Gujarati businessmen who supported Modi and did not partake in Maharashtra Day celebrations. Bal Thackeray Controversial

Indira Gandhi abolished the privy purses in 1972, stopped food imports and coined the slogan ‘Garibi Hatao’. Her behaviour was being seen as increasingly autocratic and imperious, purging Congress of any possible dissenters. DK Barooah Controversial

While Indira Gandhi was the prime minister of India, she chose Giani Zail Singh to become the president. It was then that he said this to show his loyalty towards her.

Giani Zail Singh Controversial

Raj Thackeray has often targeted North Indians in his speeches. This time, he targeted the migrants in Maharashtra by saying the crime rates were on a rise due to a large number of North Indians flooding the state.Raj Thackeray Controversial

After Indira Gandhi was assassinated, her son Rajiv Gandhi said this infamous sentence during the 1984 Sikh riots. The riots were a fallback of the assassination, which was carried out by two of Indira Gandhi’s Sikh bodyguards after the completion of Operation Blue Star. Rajiv Gandhi Controversial

NCP leader RR Patil often falls under strong criticism because of his statements. This statement was made by him after the 26/11 attack, after which he had to resign from his post as Maharashtra’s home minister. RR Patil Controversial

 

Salman Khurshid justified the government’s inaction after the 2G spectrum scam, in which many industrialists and politicians were involved. In the charge sheet filed by CBI, the loss was pegged at ₹309,845.5 million. Salman Khurshid Controversial

It is a very common behaviour of politicians in the country to use unacceptable language and adjectives for the opposition leaders. This was one such instance when Sonia Gandhi spoke ill about the then chief minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi, in light of the Godhra riots. Sonia Gandhi Controversial

On being asked about the parliamentary session deadlock after the Coal Scam Sushil Kumar Shinde, the then home minister said the parliament would resume in some time owing to the poor memory of the people. The Bofors Scam was a major political scandal in India during the 1980s. Sushil kumar Shinde Controversial

As sad as these statements may be, our politicians have often found themselves being ridiculed for their insensitive statements that are often seen offending a community or the nation as a whole. The politics of caste, race and religion has truly corrupted the Indian political scenario.

It is time the politicians are pulled up for it and are forced to maintain a gentlemanly language skill.

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13 Controversial Statements By Samajwadi Party Leader Azam Khan http://www.scrolldroll.com/azam-khan-controversial-statements/ Sun, 28 Feb 2016 14:07:45 +0000 http://www.scrolldroll.com/?p=3599

Samajwadi Party’s firebrand leader and former Uttar Pradesh Urban Development Minister Azam Khan strikes the headlines for his sensational allegations, communal politics, abusive language and a foot in the mouth disease that spares none. From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to his own party supremo Mulayam Singh, Azam Khan has taken on every prominent political leader in […]

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Samajwadi Party’s firebrand leader and former Uttar Pradesh Urban Development Minister Azam Khan strikes the headlines for his sensational allegations, communal politics, abusive language and a foot in the mouth disease that spares none.

From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to his own party supremo Mulayam Singh, Azam Khan has taken on every prominent political leader in his fiery speeches.

Here’s a compilation of Azam Khan’s controversial statements that raised eyebrows.

Commenting on the November 2015 Paris attacks that killed 130 people

Azam Khan Controversial Statement (1)

Attacking BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi during the 2014 Lok Sabha election campaign

Azam Khan Controversial Statement (2)

Speaking about the Ram Temple issue

Azam Khan Controversial Statement (3)

Dividing the Indian Army on religious lines

Azam Khan Controversial Statement (4)

Sharing his pearls of wisdom

Azam Khan Controversial Statement (5)

An insightful view on India’s Population problem

Azam Khan Controversial Statement (6)

When asked about the source of funds for Mulayam Yadav’s grand birthday celebration

Azam Khan Controversial Statement (7)

Taj Mahal now becomes a ‘Muslim Monument’ for Azam Khan

Azam Khan Controversial Statement (8)

Mocking his own party chief, Mulayam Yadav at a gathering

Azam Khan Controversial Statement (9)

When asked about illegal mining on Uttar Pradesh – Haryana border

Azam Khan Controversial Statement (10)

Advising a rape victim

Azam Khan Controversial Statement (11)

Commenting on the Swayamsevaks

Azam Khan Controversial Statement (12)

Taking a jibe at Smriti Irani’s closeness to Narendra Modi

Azam Khan Controversial Statement (13)

Leaders like Azam Khan have a follower base across the nation. It is not only a moral responsibility, but also a social responsibility of leaders to make responsible statements. But, if it’s the leaders who are maligning the reputation of the nation then it’s our fault that we elected them in the first place.

Do you think that our country deserves better politicians? If yes, then where do you think we are lacking that we end up choosing leaders who instigate the masses with their toxic words?

Let us know in the comments below!

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17 Interesting Facts About The King Maker – Lalu Prasad Yadav http://www.scrolldroll.com/lalu-prasad-yadav-facts/ Tue, 10 Nov 2015 07:22:37 +0000 http://www.scrolldroll.com/?p=3103 Lalu Prasad Yadav Facts

Love him, hate him or mock him but you just cannot ignore him. From becoming one of India’s youngest Lok Sabha members at the age of 29 to holding high profile cabinet portfolios at the centre, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav has emerged as one of the most prominent leaders and the ‘King Maker’ in Indian […]

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Lalu Prasad Yadav Facts

Love him, hate him or mock him but you just cannot ignore him.

From becoming one of India’s youngest Lok Sabha members at the age of 29 to holding high profile cabinet portfolios at the centre, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav has emerged as one of the most prominent leaders and the ‘King Maker’ in Indian Politics.

We bring you 17 interesting facts about Lalu Prasad Yadav.

1. Doesn’t remember his own birthday

Lalu Prasad Yadav does not know his actual date of birth

2. His run in clerkship

Lalu Prasad Yadav worked as a clerk

3. He dabbled in student politics

Lalu Prasad yadav was elected a president of Patna University

4. Holds an LL.B and a masters in Political Science

Lalu Prasad yadav holds a master degree in Political science and LL.B

5. Has been imprisoned

Lalu Prasad yadav joined the JP movement in Bihar in 1975

6. Was one of the youngest parliamentarians

Lalu Prasad yadav was the youngest parliamentarian

7. Named his daughter on a security act

Lalu Prasad yadav Facts

8. Accused of a 940 crore Fodder Scam

Lalu Prasad yadav was served as a Chief Minister of Bihar from 1990-1997

9. Was lauded by World Bank

Facts about Lalu Prasad yadav

10. Got Lal Krishna Advani arrested

Lalu Prasad yadav Facts

11. Made his wife the chief minister

Lalu Prasad yadav made his wife Chief Minister of Bihar

12. Heavily criticized for a complete breakdown of law and order

Lalu Prasad yadav Jungle Raaj in BIhar

13. Has lectured at Harvard University

Lalu Prasad yadav has delivered lectures to IIM Students of Harvard Business School

14. Family planning, what’s that?

Lalu Prasad yadav have seven daughters and two sons

15. His sisters-in-law are named after desserts

Facts about Lalu Prasad Yadav

16. His son is a cricket virtuoso

Lalu prasad yadav son Tejashwi Yadav

17. Made a movie appearance

Padamshree Lalu Prasad yadav

And for all those who thought him to be uneducated and incompetent, Lalu Prasad Yadav has a fair share of degrees in different fields of study and has been significantly praised for his work.

Do you think this interesting politician is criticized more than he deserves or is he rightly responsible for what comes his way? Let us know in the comments below!

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8 Witty Quotes By Atal Bihari Vajpayee, The King Of Oratory http://www.scrolldroll.com/witty-quotes-by-the-king-of-oratory-atal-bihari-vajpayee/ Sun, 09 Aug 2015 17:23:35 +0000 http://www.scrolldroll.com/?p=2636

Former Prime Minister and “Bhishma Pitamah” of Indian Politics, Atal Bihari Vajpayee may no longer be involved in active politics but the nation remembers his legacy of being a man of masses and an ardent champion of women empowerment and social equality. A poet by heart and an orator par excellence, Vajpayee’s fiery speeches and […]

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Former Prime Minister and “Bhishma Pitamah” of Indian Politics, Atal Bihari Vajpayee may no longer be involved in active politics but the nation remembers his legacy of being a man of masses and an ardent champion of women empowerment and social equality.

A poet by heart and an orator par excellence, Vajpayee’s fiery speeches and witty replies often left the listeners in awe and the opposition in jitters.

Here are a few witty quotes by our beloved Atal Ji…

You’ll not know what hit you!

 

Ram, He Ram, or Haram?

 

Everybody’s favourite!

 

Life’s reality.

 

Words that hold water even today

 

Waah!

 

There’s always a path of love (and humour)

 

An argument no one else can use...

 

Amusing, charismatic and intelligent, Atal Bihari Vajpayee is a gem of a politician who led India boldly and astutely throughout his run as the Prime Minister. He is among the most celebrated and respected leaders of India who continues to inspire us!

What do you think of the King of Oratory? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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