Singhvi seeks asks Bharat Ratna for BushFebruary 13th, 2009 - 7:07 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 13, (ANI): Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Friday said the former US President George W. Bush should be given Indias highest civilian honour, Bharat Ratna, for his contribution to the India-US nuclear cooperation programme.
Give Bharat Ratna to Bush. I do not know what the rules are but I will officially do something, Singhvi said.
He was addressing the annual general meeting of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).
Bharat Ratna is Indias highest civilian award, given for the highest degree of national service, including artistic, literary, and scientific achievements.
The honour has been awarded to 41 persons so far. The latest to receive the award was classical singer Pandit Bhimsen Joshi.
Indias first President Rajendra Prasad created the award on January 2, 1954. (ANI)
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