Tribune News Service
New Delhi, July 20
Late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s room in Parliament has been allocated to BJP president JP Nadda, sources say.
The iconic room, number 4, bearing three name boards for years (that of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, LK Advani and of Chairman, National Democratic Alliance) is situated next to the BJP parliamentary party office.
Vajpayee and Advani used to both sit in the room adjacent to the BJP parliamentary party office, a hub of much political activity when the party was in the Opposition. The room has been mostly lying vacant for long.
Nadda, a former Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, is a member of Rajya Sabha from Himachal Pradesh.
He is also the Parliamentary Board Secretary of the BJP. Sources say Nadda, who has so far been sharing a room with former Leader of the House in the Rajya Sabha, Thaawarchand Gehlot, is likely to be allotted the room. Gehlot’s room has now been given to Piyush Goyal, the new Leader of the House in the Rajya Sabha
Vajpayee was allotted the room after he stepped down as the Prime Minister when the BJP lost the 2004 General Election.
Though Vajpayee did not sit in it much but for visitors to the Parliament building, the room with his and Advani’s name on it became a must visit.
Advani used the room later as the NDA chairperson. Today, the nameplates of Vajpayee and Advani outside the room were removed.