Bharat Ratna for Malaviya, Vajpayee: Congress welcomes move

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New Delhi, Dec 24: The Congress Wednesday welcomed the decision to confer the Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian honour, on former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and late freedom fighter and educationist Madan Mohan Malaviya. [All you should know about Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya]

Congress general secretary Ajay Maken tweeted a congratulatory message after the announcement was made. [Leaders across political spectrum welcome Bharat Ratna for Vajpayee]

Cong welcomes govt's Bharat Ratna move

"We welcome the conferring of Bharat Ratna on Pt. Madan Mohan Malaviya and Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee. We congratulate," Maken said. [Access over 300 speeches, rare pictures of former PM AB Vajpayee on PIB webpage]

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