Chennai, Mar. 26 : Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader T.K.S. Elangovan on Thursday said former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee deserves the Bharat Ratna for his service to the nation.
"Vajpayee was appreciated by all leaders, he was a good politician, he served the nation and he deserves it," Elangovan told ANI here.
"Vajpayee is sick and ailing, he is continuously in bed, so he cannot come to Rashtrapati Bhavan and get it," he added.
Vajpayee, a veteran parliamentarian and founder member of BJP, will be conferred the Bharat Ratna on Friday.
President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be among a host of VVIPs who are likely to be present at the residence of Vajpayee in Lutyens' Delhi where he will be honoured.
The Bharat Ratna announced earlier for noted educationist and freedom fighter Madan Mohan Malviya will be given posthumously to his family members on March 30 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.