Jaipur, Aug 16 : Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje recalled her meetings with former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and said he had mentored and groomed her in politics. She also shared some of her special photographs with him. She cancelled her Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra , the second leg of which was supposed to have started today. She left for Delhi in the morning to have a last darshan of Vajpayeeji. Her scheduled yatra would begin from aug 20 .
Vasundhara Raje with Vajpayeeji in 2003 during a public meeting in Jaipur.
Raje had a close association with Vajpayee. She tweeted: “I remember those early days of BJP when under Atal ji and Rajmata ji I took my first steps into politics. Learning the ropes from the best, Atal ji’s wisdom and wit always proved to be an unmatched combination – his trademark style that India came to love.
She also tweeted: “With the passing of Atal Bihari Vajpyee, India has lost its tallest leader of modern times, a political thinker whose wit was unparalleled and a champion of India – even when the motherland was marred by the Emergency and had lost all hope.