A Small Chapter From Atal JI Book
- A true nationalist whose love and pride for the nation is unparalleled
- A Statesman of words and thoughts
- A bitter critic whose criticism cut through the thickest skins.
He was always a Bharat Ratna. The award ritual is a mere formality!
Vijaya Raje Scindia- The ‘Rajmata’ and Atal JI:
This is an unknown story about Atal Bihari Vajpayee. In 1984, the then Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi was assassinated. Her Son Rajiv Gandhi became the Prime Minister and called for elections. BJP President Atal Bihari Vajpayee was contesting from Gwalior, his hometown. The former queen of Gwalior, Raj Mata Vijaya Raje Scindia was supporting Vajpayee. His victory was almost certain until the last day of nominations.
Vijay Raje Scindia had assured Vajpayee that you will not have any problem in winning Gwalior. But seeing the opportunity, Rajiv Gandhi Put Rajmata’s Son Madhavrao Scindia from the royal family from Gwalior. Scindia won the election. Vajpayee lost Gwalior by a margin of 1.65 Lack votes.
Vajpayee Brought RajMata to JanaSangh:
Vajpayee had always enjoyed good relations with the Scindias since his childhood days. The last ruler of Gwalior, Jiwajirao Scindia, personally adored him. When Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia quit Congress in 1967 to form the first non-Congress Samyukta Vidhayak Dal (SVD) government in Madhya Pradesh, it was Vajpayee who brought her to the BJP (then Jansangh) .
In that election, Vajpayee fought very neatly against Madhavrao Scindia (father of Jyotiraditya) Maharaja of Gwalior and lost the election.
Vajpayee did not utter a single word that was disrespectful to the Scindia family. When people & Media start asking why he did not fight the election in same caustic way like Scindia fought, he did not reply any thing that time.
The Reason Why Atal Ji wants resignation From Jansangh:
After defeating from Scindia Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) just won 2 seats. It won one seat each from Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi mocked BJP by saying, “Ham Do, Hamare Do” ( Family planning slogan those days). Vajpayee was humiliated. He was the party president. Party had lost badly, his personal defeat added salt to the injury. He offered to resign as the Party President. But His resignation was rejected.
Here Atal ji confirmed that Party and Politics are not everything in life. He lost the Gwalior seat but Stayed in the Heart of lakhs through a neat & clean politics.
Later in his book, he wrote that his higher education in 1945 would not have been possible without help of the Scindia family. He wrote “Jiwajirao Scindia, the Maharaja of Gwalior knew me since my school days. When the question of my higher education was appearing large on the family, which was already burdened under the marriage of my two sisters, and limited resources due to retirement of father, the royal family sanctioned me monthly scholarship of Rs 75.”
When Narendra modi was CM n Bajpai jee was PM, he asked Modi to follow Rajdharma,
which he explained “not to differentiate between janta on the basis of caste or Religion”
You can listen Modi said “वोही कर राहे साहेब.”