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On this day, let us recollect few things about Atal Bihari Vajpayee..
1. Golden Quadrilateral :

The importance of Roads and importance of connectivity was a hallmark step by #AtalBihariVajpayee ji. A simple step with mammoth funding was played a massive step in boosting economy of India.
2. Pradhan mantri gram sadak Yojana :

Flagship programme by #AtalBihariVajpayee which gave the power of connectivity to a villager and one of the most successful program ever in Independent India.
3. Nuclear Test Pokhran :

India had nuclear capability from a long time, but whats missing was a Will to stand against the sanctions after the nuclear test. #AtalBihariVajpayee stood like a rock against Sanctions and proved his Will to Nation.
4. Electricity Act, 2003

A single most biggest step of laying down emphasis on not just creation, but also on distribution and many other aspects on Power sector finds its womb in Electricity Act, 2003. #AtalBihariVajpayee always thought about future.
5. Telephone Reforms :
Those were the days, where the incoming was charges Rs 8 per minute and outgoing calls were charged at Rs 15 per minute. #AtalBihariVajpayee was the one who brought revolution in Telecom Sector. No Wonder he is called as "Father of Modern Telecom in India"
6. Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003 (FRBMA) :

#AtalBihariVajpayee government institutionalize financial discipline, reduce India's fiscal deficit, kept the target that Debt should be restricted to 3 % of State and Nations GDP.
7. Contributory Pension Scheme :

#AtalBihariVajpayee introduced Contributory Pension Scheme by which the responsibility of future is shared with the employee and not just government , which paved way to invest monies in avenues.
8. India Beyond Delhi :

It was #AtalBihariVajpayee govt's thought to let the foreign dignitaries tour different parts of India as we have many cultures and was a major step in openings the states to pitch directly, rather than depending on Central government.
9. Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan :

Education for All Movement was introduced by #AtalBihariVajpayee aimed at the universalisation of elementary education, making free and compulsory education to children between the ages of 6 to 14 a fundamental right.
10. Kargil War : A befitting reply to our enemies and a strong message to world that India will be offensive, if necessary was a hallmark achievement of #AtalBihariVajpayee .
11. Private / Economic Revolution :

Just do a search on list on MNC's which came/prospered between 1999 - 2004. The base for a stronger middle class was laid by numerous efforts of #AtalBihariVajpayee. Evolution of Assertive middle class journey started in this era.
12. FDI - Insurance & Banking Sectors :

Opening up of FDI's in Insurance and Banking sector has given India many success stories. Just read about ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank success stories and the seed for this was laid by #AtalBihariVajpayee.
13. Living with Dignity :

Hindu & Hindutva were the Cuss words for many Liberals. The choice before Hindus were, either Food or Ram Mandir. #AtalBihariVajpayee showed Hindus the path to live with Dignity by questioning the Status Quo and leading the way of Progress and Tradition
14. There are many great things done by this proud Son of Bharatha Matha, The Leader who dreamed a Stronger, better, powerful, proud and prosperous India took his final step into Bharatha Matha's lap.

My Pranaams to #AtalBihariVajpayee on this day.
15. Bonus Trivia:

If there are any Non-BJP leaders who should be indebted to their life to #AtalBihariVajpayee, they are @ncbn and @NitishKumar . Nobody milked Vajpayee govt like these two leaders during his NDA rule.
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