Modi, Shah hand urns with Atal Bihari Vajpayee's ashes to State president

Modi, Shah hand urns with Atal Bihari Vajpayee's ashes to State president

Courtesy : Bureau23/08/2018 08:13

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and senior BJP leaders handed urns with former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's ashes to party presidents from across the country at a function here today. 
Party chief Amit Shah, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj as well as members of Vajpayee's family were present at the event held in the BJP headquarters here. 

The BJP has decided to take out 'asthi kalash yatras' in all districts and immerse the ashes in rivers across the country. 
The yatra was being organised as party workers and people in the country wanted to pay tribute to the late prime minister, who died last week after prolonged illness at the age of 93, party leaders said. Processions will start from state capitals and will pass through all blocks, they said. 

The ashes of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will be immersed in six rivers across Gujarat in coming days,"Ashes of the former prime minister will be immersed in the Sabarmati, Tapi, Narmada, Saraswati and Mahi rivers and at the Somnath trivini sangam," Gujarat BJP vice-president I K Jadeja said. 

The ashes of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee would be immersed in the Mandovi and Zuari rivers of Goa on August 24, a senior BJP official said today. 

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will immerse the ashes in the Mandovi river while South Goa BJP MP Narendra Sawaikar will do the same in the Zuari river, state party president Vinay Tendulkar told reporters here. 

 The Tamil Nadu unit of the BJP, too, announced that Vajpayee’s ashes will be immersed at six locations in the state, including the Cauvery river, on August 26.The BJP state president Tamilisai said the ashes would be immersed in the sea at chennai,Rameshwaram and kanniyakumari.

Karnataka BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa also announced that Vajpayee’s ashes will be immersed in eight rivers in the state, including the Cauvery.

 

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