LK Advani Birthday: Today is the birthday of Lal Krishna Advani, former Deputy Prime Minister of the country and one of the founding members of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party at the Centre. He has turned 96 years old. On the occasion of his birthday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met him at his Delhi residence and wished him happy birthday. During this, JP Nadda, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and Home Minister Amit Shah were also present.
Many senior leaders including Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and BJP National President Jagat Prakash Nadda have congratulated him.
PM Modi tweeted
Earlier, PM Modi had also congratulated on X. While posting on X, he wrote that happy birthday to Lal Krishna Advani. He is a symbol of honesty and dedication who has contributed significantly in strengthening our country. His visionary leadership has advanced national progress and unity. He further said that I wish him good health and long life. His efforts towards nation building will continue to inspire 140 crore Indians.
Amit Shah gave best wishes
Union Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted and wrote, Happy Birthday to Respected Lal Krishna Advani. Advani worked to nurture the party and prepare workers with his tireless hard work and organizational skills. Advani’s incomparable contribution from the inception of BJP till its coming to power is an eternal source. I pray to God for his long life and good health.
Political career of Lal Krishna Advani
Advani was born on November 8, 1927 in pre-partition Sindh. As a student at St. Patrick’s School, Karachi, his patriotic ideals led him to join the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in 1942 at the age of 14. After partition in 1947, Lal Krishna Advani came to Delhi and became an RSS pracharak in Rajasthan. From 1947 to 1951, he organized RSS work in Alwar, Bharatpur, Kota, Bundi and Jhalawar as RSS secretary in the Karachi branch.
He became part of the BJP’s predecessor Jan Sangh in 1951, when it was formed by Syama Prasad Mukherjee. He was appointed as the secretary of the party’s unit in Rajasthan. In early 1957, he was transferred to Delhi to assist Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He became a member of the Rajya Sabha in 1970 and held the seat until 1989. In December 1972, he was elected President of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh.
He played an important role in the establishment of BJP in 1980 along with Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He emerged as the face of the BJP’s aggressive and militant Hindutva ideology. He orchestrated the party’s rise with Vajpayee in the 1990s and led the BJP from two parliamentary seats in 1984 to 121 seats in 1992 and 161 seats in 1996. The 1996 elections marked a historic turning point in Indian democracy. For the first time since independence, Congress was ousted from its dominant position and BJP became the largest party in the Lok Sabha.
He was appointed Minister of Information and Broadcasting in the Janata Party in 1975 during the Prime Ministership of Morarji Desai. He also served as the Union Home Minister in the BJP-led coalition government in 1998 and 1999, and as Deputy Prime Minister in 2002.
Ram Janmabhoomi Movement
In the 1990s, he emerged as the face of the Ram Janmabhoomi movement. The Ram Rath Yatra had started from Somnath on September 25, 1990, the birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay, and was scheduled to end in Ayodhya on October 30 after a journey of 10,000 km. The purpose of the yatra was to garner support for the campaign for the construction of Ram temple.