Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee stood among the tallest leaders of modern India, his successor Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh said in an interview. Dr. Singh said both he and Mr. Vajpayee carried forward each other’s policies on economic liberalisation and ties with the U.S. and Pakistan. Excerpts:What does the passing of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee mean for the nation? But Mr. Vajpayee differed with Mr. Nehru and Nehruvian ideals on many counts, primarily on domestic politics. I called on Mr. Vajpayee, wrote him a letter but by then the BJP had decided to try and defeat our government.