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Stay here for real-time updates on breaking news from India and across the world that you can’t miss: BJP veteran Lal Krishna Advani will be conferred the country’s highest civilian award ‘Bharat Ratna’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Saturday. In an address in Sambalpur, Odisha, PM Modi said, “Today is a day of pride and honour for every worker of the BJP. Today, the country has announced to confer Lal Krishna Advani ji with Bharat Ratna. This award is given to honour the tradition of service to the nation. This is a respect for the transformation from a party with two MPs to becoming the largest party in the country and the world.” Born on on November 8, 1927, Advani served as the president of the BJP for the longest period since its inception in 1980. Capping a parliamentary career of nearly three decades, he was, first, the home minister and, later, the deputy PM in the cabinet of Atal Bihari Vajpayee.Read Less

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