Why Number 13 was Unlucky for Atal Bihari Vajpayee?

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a leader who is known to have led India ably into the new millennium turns 93 today on 25 December 2017. He was the first person from Bharatiya Janata Party to become the Prime Minister of India.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Atal Bihari Vajpayee

He is well-known for his charismatic personality, wit and oratorical skill and he won popularity and respect from all around the world.

Did you know number 13 proved to be very unlucky for Atal & BJP?

The 13 number twisted the fate of governments led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Know the reason in our today’s article.

Role of 13 number in 1996 elections

Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Atal Bihari Vajpayee

In 1996 elections, BJP got 161 seats, enabling it to form the government. Vajpayee became the Prime Minister of India.

But his party failed to get enough support from other parties. Hence, it could not obtain a majority & Atal resigned after 13 days. He submitted his resignation to the then President.

So, the first time BJP came to power the Centre, it lasted only for 13 days.

Also Read: The Journey of Bharatiya Janata Party: From Atal-Advani to Modi-Shah

Wrath of number 13 in 12th Lok sabha polls

Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Atal Bihari Vajpayee

In 12th Lok Sabha polls, BJP bagged 182 seats. This time also Atal was made the head of a coalition government which lasted for only 13 months. National Democratic Alliance (NDA) was formed in 1998.

Number 13 followed BJP in 2004 elections

Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Atal Bihari Vajpayee

The third time, Atal government completed its tenure of five years. But in 2004, BJP was thrown out of power. And the fact is the date on which election votes were counted was May 13.

Watch Video: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Speech After Regination 13 Days Government

We hope you liked this article. Awaaz Nation prays for the good health of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. 

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