“When we will come to power at the Centre, Atalji will receive the award which he should have got much earlier,” the BJP leader said.
Prasad’s ‘Bharat Ratna for Vajpayee’ demand comes just over two weeks after the former PM’s niece Karuna Shukla resigned from the party’s Chhattisgarh unit and alleged that the BJP was being run by a few powerful people.
Shukla’s resignation in the last week of October was a blow to the BJP morale ahead of the two-phase Assembly elections— on November 11 and 19 — in the state.
Ahead of the second phase, Prasad hit out at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, saying, “Please do your homework. The latest report of the central Labour Bureau says Chhattisgarh’s unemployment rate is lowest among the Indian states.”
Gandhi, during his recent election rallies in Chhattisgarh, has said the youth in the state are in a dismal state owing to the lack of job opportunities.