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Vajpayee's portrait to be installed in Central Hall of Parliament on February 12

File photo of former Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 07, 2019, 07.16 AM (IST)

A life-size portrait of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will be installed in the Central Hall of Parliament on February 12, reports said.

President Ram Nath Kovind will unveil the portrait in the presence of Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi among others, the report added.

Renowned artist Krishn Kanhai of Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh has prepared the portrait of Vajpayee, who served as Prime Minister three times between 1996 and 2004.

The decision in this regard was taken unanimously on December 18, last year at a meeting of the parliament`s portrait committee chaired by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, Deputy Speaker and AIADMK leader M. Thambi Durai, BJD`s Bhratruhari Mahtab, TMC`s Sudip Bondopadhyay, TRS` Jithendra Reddy, Shiv Sena`s Ananth Geete and BJP`s Satyanarayan Jatia had attended the meeting.