Bharat Ratna for Lal Krishna Advani

By Editorji News Desk
Published on | Feb 03, 2024

'Bharat Ratna' to LK Advani

PM Narendra Modi on January 3 announced ‘Bharat Ratna' for BJP leader and former Dy PM Lal Krishna Advani.

Migrated to Delhi after partition

Advani was born on November 8, 1927, in pre-Partition Sindh. In 1947, Advani migrated to Delhi after the partition.

Member of Jana Sangh

He became part of the Jana Sangh, BJP’s predecessor, in 1951 when it was formed by Syama Prasad Mookerjee.

Political promotion

He became a member of the Rajya Sabha in 1970 and held his seat till 1989. In December 1972, he was elected president of Bharatiya Jana Sangh.

First appointment minister in 1975

Advani was appointed information and broadcasting minister in the Janata Party in 1975 under the prime ministership of Morarji Desai.

Promoter of BJP

He along with Atal Bihari Vajpayee played a pivotal role in founding the BJP in 1980.

'Mandir Wahi Banayenge'

He gained prominence for his leadership role in the Ram Janmabhoomi movement during the 1990s, advocating for the construction of a temple in Ayodhya.

Deputy PM

Advani served as deputy prime minister and home minister under Atal Bihari Vajpayee rule from 2002 to 2004. Served as Home Minister from 1998-2004.

Current status

In recent years, he has taken a step back from active political engagements due to health issues.