LK Advani from the BJP is celebrating his 95th birthday today. He is considered as the architect of the party’s rise as a major national force. He is the longest serving President of the party.
He is credited for making invaluable contributions to the party and the country as well with his relentless efforts. He was born in Karachi, which is now part of Pakistan in 1927. He joined the RSS at a young age and later worked for Jana Sanmgfh. He was a founding member of the BJP in 1980 along with Atal Bihari Vajpayee. His ‘Rath Yatra’ in 1990 in support of building a Ram temple in Ayodhya, the birthplace of Lord Ram is considered to be an epochal turn in politics.
Advani occupied the post of home minister and deputy prime minister.
Many people including Home Minister Amit Shah, Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari and Rajnath Singh sent him birthday wishes and acknowledged the contribution he made to the BJP.