Modi attends Vajpayee birth anniversary fete

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday remembered former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his 95th birth anniversary. Vajpayee was born on this day in 1924.

Modi in a minute-long video message in Hindi said the words of Vajpayee were powerful, but his silence had even more power. "He had an amazing power of knowing when he should turn mute and when he should say," Modi said. Amit Shah said Vajpayee left an indelible mark in Indian politics with his "nationalistic thinking, impeccable image and dedicated life to the nation".