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After Ram Mandir, LK Advani skips Bharat Ratna award ceremony

After Ram Mandir, LK Advani skips Bharat Ratna award ceremony

Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in News/ March 30,2024

In a simple, impressive and short ceremony, President Droupadi Murmu on Saturday presented prestigious award of Bharat Ratna to four eminent personalities-Former PMs Chaudhary Charan Singh, PV Narasimha Rao, former Bihar Chief Minister Karpoori Thakur, Agronomist MS Swaminathan, posthumously at Rashtrapati Bhawan.

As per schedule, the lone survivor and senior BJP leader Lal Krishan Advani didn’t turn up to receive this prestigious award from President Droupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Daughter and sons of MS Swaminathan, Chaudhary Charan Singh, PV Narasimha Rao and Karpoori Thakur received the award from the President Droupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhawan.

On behalf of the late P. V. Narasimha Rao, Bharat Ratna was received by  P.V. Prabhakar Rao, his son, on behalf of the late Chaudhary Charan Singh, Bharat Ratna was received by Jayant Chaudhary, his grandson,on behalf of the late Dr. M.S. Swaminathan, Bharat Ratna was received by Dr. Nitya Rao, his daughter and on behalf of the late  Karpoori Thakur, Bharat Ratna was received by  Ramnath Thakur, his son.

As per available information, now the President Droupadi Murmu will go to LK Advani’s residence and confer him with Bharat Ratna award.

Earlier also LK Advani misses the Ram Mandir consecration ceremony held at Ayodhya on 22 January 2024.

“I am very happy to share that Shri LK Advani Ji will be conferred the Bharat Ratna. I also spoke to him and congratulated him on being conferred this honour. One of the most respected statesmen of our times, his contribution to the development of India is monumental. His is a life that started from working at the grassroots to serving the nation as our Deputy Prime Minister. He distinguished himself as our Home Minister and I&B Minister as well. His Parliamentary interventions have always been exemplary, full of rich insights” prime minister Narendra Modi had shared this information on his X account while announcing the name of senior BJP leader as recipient of Bharat Ratna Award

Advani, who served as deputy Prime Minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government from 2002-04, is a founding member of the BJP and the face of the Ram Janmabhoomi movement. He led a Ram Rath Yatra in 1990 to mobilize public opinion in favour of building a Ram temple in Ayodhya at the spot where Babri Masjid stood. The mosque was razed by a mob in 1992.

After Ram Mandir, LK Advani skips Bharat Ratna award ceremony

Within a month of Modi taking charge as India’s prime minister in May 2014, Shah became party president. In August that year, he announced that “Advani, former prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and former BJP president Murli Manohar Joshi — the three founding fathers of the party in 1980 — would now be part of a newly formed advisory council of elders called the Margdarshak Mandal, effectively announcing their retirement from running the affairs of the party” which was seen as sidelining of the older generation in the party and political circles.

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