To understand Atal Bihari Vajpayee, one can certainly always read writings or essays written by others on him. However, nothing can match the impact of listening to Atal Bihari Vajpayee or watching him deliver speeches. Here is a compilation of his speeches as also some documentaries featuring him as politician and Prime Minister
Atal Bihari Vajpayee: Orator par excellence
Undoubtedly, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee is an orator par excellence. He stands out to be a distinguished man in respect of his choice of words, effective pauses in between, sweet touch of sarcasm and humour, the style of speaking and above all, the quality of judging the moods of his listeners. He is an eminent Orator and has always possessed a formidable reputation as a public speaker. Shri LK Advani, his most trusted friend, once remembered "I had told Atal Bihari Vajpayee in early 1970s that I have developed an inferiority complex due to your speeches...” In 1957, he was first elected to the Lok Sabha, the then prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru was so impressed by the oratorical skills of Vajpayee that the former commented to his fellow parliamentarians that this young MP would lead the nation one day. It took 39 years for Nehru's prophesy to come true. Vajpayee was Prime Minister of India from May 16-June 1, 1996, and a second time from March 19, 1998 to May 13, 2004. As destiny would have it, Vajpayee has been the only Prime Minister since Jawaharlal Nehru to occupy the office of the Prime Minister of India through three successive mandates.
Prime Minister Shri A. B. Vajpayee's Visit To Federal Republic Of Germany's St. Petersburg & Evian Prime Minister Shri A. B. Vajpayee's Visit To Federal Republic Of Germany's St. Petersburg & Evian
Atal Ji's China Visit as a Minister of External Affair in 1979 Part-2 in 1979 Atal Ji's China Visit as a Minister of External Affair in 1979 Part-2
Atal Ji's China Visit as a Minister of External Affair in 1979 Part-1 in 1979 Atal Ji's China Visit as a Minister of External Affair in 1979 Part-1
Prime Minister's China Visit Prime Minister's China Visit
Prime Minister's Malaysia Visit Prime Minister's Malaysia Visit