LK Advani To Receive India’s Highest Civilian Award ‘Bharat Ratna’
Lal Krishna Advani, a prominent figure in Indian politics, will be honored with the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award. This recognition comes shortly after the historic Ram Mandir ceremony in Ayodhya.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, announcing this on social media, described Advani as one of the most respected statesmen of our era.
Advani’s journey in politics is long and influential. Born in 1927 in Karachi, he was shaped by the freedom struggle and leaders like Sardar Patel and Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee.
He joined the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in 1942, marking his entry into active politics. His dedication and passion for national issues made him a key figure in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
A pivotal moment in Advani’s career was the Rath Yatra in 1990, advocating for the construction of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.
This movement played a crucial role in the rise of the BJP and changed the course of Indian politics. The slogan ‘Mandir Wahi Banayenge’ became a rallying cry for many, further cementing Advani’s influence.
Advani’s impact extends beyond the Ayodhya movement. As one of the founding members of the BJP, his strategies and policies significantly contributed to the party’s growth.
He served as the Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister, where he implemented key national security measures and internal policies.
The opposition parties tried to defame by making controversies of the Babri Masjid demolition and the 2002 Gujarat riots, but Advani’s contributions to Indian politics are noteworthy.
In his later years, he focused on mentoring younger leaders within the BJP, ensuring his legacy and influence continued.
The Bharat Ratna award acknowledges Advani’s monumental role in shaping India’s political landscape. His journey from grassroots politics to becoming one of the nation’s most significant political figures is a testament to his enduring legacy and commitment to India’s development.