Confer Bharat Ratna on Atal 1

Lal Krishna Advani has proposed the name of Atal Bihari Vajpayee for India’s highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna. In a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh he has said, “I would like to propose the name of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee for recognition with Bharat Ratna this year. His contribution to our national life is so varied and well-known, and sustained over such a long period, that it bears no reiteration”.