Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has been admitted to the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) this morning. Atal was rushed to the hospital amid several rumours about his health. However, the BJP said Atal has been admitted for a routine check-up. Atal turned 93 in December 2017.
Soon after the news about Atal's hospitalisation, BJP followers and countrymen turned apprehensive. The AIIMS authorities earlier issued a health bulletin, stating that the veteran politician's health is stable and that he is under the supervision of a team of expert doctors.
Vajpayee was elected to Lok Sabha from Lucknow in 1991, 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2004. He is the first and the only non- Congress leader who completed his full term as Prime Minister. Atal entered politics during the Quit India movement in 1942. He was also India's first External Affairs Minister to deliver a speech in the UN Assembly in Hindi.
On March 27, 2015 the President of India conferred Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour to Vajpayee. In March 2015, the Government of India conferred Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour, Bharat Ratna, to Atal.