After the Modi government, bestowed the prestigious Bharat Ratna award on Atal Bihari Vajpayee, BJP leader LK Advani is set to receive Padma Vibhushan Award— the country’s second highest civilian award, says an Economic Times report.The reports also says that yoga guru Baba Ramdev and Vedic scholar also find themselves in the Padma awards list.’On Friday, the Sports Ministry recommended ace shuttler Saina Nehwal for the Padma Bhushan award but also insisted that it did not receive her nomination from the Badminton Association of India (BAI) within the stipulated deadline. A controversy had ensued after Nehwal demanded to know why she wasn’t considered for the honour after it was announced that Sushil Kumar’s name was recommended for the Padma Bhushan by the Sports Ministry. Earlier there were demands by political parties for conferring of the Bharat Ratna on other well known figures.Shiv Sena demanded Bharat Ratna for its founder Bal Thackeray. The party, a BJP ally, said while it was heartening to see that Vajpayee has been picked for the honour by the NDA Government, Thackeray, too, deserves the award.Mumbai BJP president and local MLA Ashish Shelar on Wednesday demanded that the renowned singer Asha Bhosle should be awarded the Bharat Ratna.
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