Most Opportune Time to Confer Bharat Ratna on Vajpayee: Nephew

Vajpayee’s nephew Anoop Mishra said it was the \"most opportune time\" to bestow his uncle with the country\'s highest civilian honour.

Published: 24th December 2014 04:51 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th December 2014 04:51 PM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: Elated to hear about the conferment of Bharat Ratna on Atal Bihari Vajpayee, his nephew Anoop Mishra today said it was the "most opportune time" to bestow his uncle with the country's highest civilian honour.

"It is a matter of great happiness to all of us family members. We are very happy about the decision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government for conferring Bharat Ratna on Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji," Mishra told PTI.

He said the decision to honour Vajpayee has come at an appropriate time.

"Everything happens at a particular time. It was the most opportune time to confer the greatest civilian honour on him,"

Mishra said.

BJP for long has been demanding conferment of Bharat Ratna to the former Prime Minister.

Vajpayee and educationist Madan Mohan Malviya were on Wednesday chosen for the Bharat Ratna award.

The announcement on Bharat Ratna awards comes a day ahead of the BJP stalwart's birthday tomorrow. The BJP government has already decided to celebrate December 25 as 'Good Governance Day' to mark Vajpayee's birthday.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp