Atal Bihari Vajpayee has most number of official schemes, institutions named after a leader while alive
Narendra Modi-led government assumed office in 2014.
Delhi: Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee has the most number of official schemes and institutions named after a leader while they are alive.
As per a report in The Times of India, the two-term former PM has left behind even Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira and Rajiv Gandhi, who were made such dedications mostly posthumously.
Nonetheless, the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty remains ahead of all other Indian leaders, including Mahatma Gandhi when taken into account the number of schemes and institutions named after a leader regardless of being alive or dead.
After Narendra Modi government assumed power in 2014, dozens of development and welfare schemes have been named after Vajpayee.
The PM Pension Yojna is now Atal Pension Yojna, which is a flagship scheme of NDA.
The government launched Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) as a replacement for Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) last year.
Vajpayee was given Bharat Ratna last year and the BJP-led NDA government has recognised his birthday, December 25, as 'Good Governance Day'.
BJP government states too have schemes named after the former the PM.
Rajiv Gandhi Sewa Kendras has been renamed as Atal Sewa and Suvidha Kendras by the Rajasthan government and as many as 9,000 Gram Panchayat Kendras have been named after Vajpayee, as per the Daily.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Good Governance and Policy Analysis has been established by the Madhya Pradesh.