President Murmu confers Bharat Ratna upon BJP veteran LK Advani

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President Murmu confers Bharat Ratna upon BJP veteran LK Advani

Veteran member of the Bharatiya Janata Party Lal Krishna Advani was presented with India's highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna, on Sunday at his Delhi home by President Droupadi Murmu. At LK Advani's home on this particular day were Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, and Former Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.

This year, the Modi administration unveiled five nominees for the Bharat Ratna, including LK Advani.

President Murmu awarded the Bharat Ratna to four distinguished individuals on Saturday, including Chaudhary Charan Singh and PV Narasimha Rao, two former prime ministers. The highest civilian honor in the nation was also given to agronomist MS Swaminathan and former chief minister of Bihar, Karpoori Thakur.

N Sharada Devi, the late father of PV Narasimha Rao, expressed her satisfaction upon receiving the Bharat Ratna.

N Sharada Devi expressed her gratitude to PM Narendra Modi and the Indian government for presenting her father, PV Narasimha Rao, with the Bharat Ratna from the President of India. We're all really content right now.

The prize was accepted by PV Prabhakar Rao, the son of former PM PV Narasimha Rao.

The political journey of LK Advani

After being elected to the Rajya Sabha in 1970, LK Advani started his career in parliament. In 1989, he ran for the Lok Sabha from New Delhi and defeated Mohini Giri.

Advani ran and won in 1991 from two different constituencies: Gandhi Nagar in Gujarat and New Delhi. Later on, he decided to stand for Gandhi Nagar. 2014 saw him run for office again from the same seat.

Advani's early 1990s Rath Yatra for the Ram Temple in Ayodhya propelled the BJP into national prominence.

Advani was forced to retire when his name was linked to the Hawala diaries, even though he was thought to represent the BJP's extreme ideological group.

Ada garnered the anger of the Sangh Parivar despite his devotion to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) ideology when he visited Pakistan in 2005 and honored Pakistan's founder, Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Advani, who was born in Karachi, resigned as the BJP president as a result of the uproar.