The Union government on Wednesday announced the prestigious Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour, for former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and freedom fighter Madan Mohan Malaviya.
A meeting of the Union Cabinet was convened here on Wednesday where the decision to confer the honour on Vajpayee and Malviya was taken.
The announcement coincides with Vajpayee's birthday on December 25 which the government has already declared as the 'Good Governance Day'.
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