Bangalore: Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Sunday credited former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee with bringing the IT revolution in India.

“In 2000, Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s government brought the Information Technology (IT) Act for the first time in the country,” Modi said addressing a rally here.

“Bengaluru’s progress happened because a different IT ministry was created under Vajpayee-ji,” Modi added.

The Gujarat chief minister also said the vision of two former prime ministers, Lal Bahadur Shastri and Atal Bihari Vajpayee, can take the nation ahead.

“Lal Bahadur Shastri gave the slogan ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan’ (hail youth, hail farmer)… Atal Bihari Vajpayee gave the slogan ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan, Jai Vigyan’ (hail youth, hail farmer, hail science),” he added.