Expressing sadness on demise of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, PM Modi said that with the passing away of Atal Ji, India has lost an 'Anmol Ratna'.
PM Modi said that Atal Ji was a 'Jan Nayak', an extraordinary orator, journalist, statesman and more than anything a true son of India. "Atal Ji's demise has marked the end of an era", he said.
"Atal Ji's demise is an irreparable loss for the nation. For me personally, it is like losing a father,” said Shri Modi.
The PM said that it was Atal Ji who strengthened the Janasangh and the BJP with his exemplary leadership. He added that Atal Ji may have gone, but his ideas, views and simplicity would always inspire the generations to come.