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Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee ashes to be immersed in Haridwar

Atal Bihari Vajpayee

New Delhi | Former Prime Minister and veteran BJP leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s ashes will be immersed in Haridwar on Sunday. Vajpayee’s adopted daughter Namita Bhattacharya and her granddaughter collected his last remains from Smriti Sthal in Delhi.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s ashes were carried in three urns, will be taken to Prem Ashram and later will be brought to Haridwar in Uttarakhand. The Uttar Pradesh government has earlier announced that Vajpayee’s ashes will be immersed in the holy rivers of Ganga, Yamuna and Tapti to pay respect to the veteran leader. Speaking to media, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Aditynath said,  “Uttar Pradesh is Vajpayee’s workplace and by immersing his ashes in all the rivers across the state, people will get a chance to be a part of his last rites.”

The immersion ceremony will be attended by Union Minister of Home Affairs Rajnath Singh, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Aditynath, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat and BJP President Amit Shah.

3-time Prime Minister of India and Veteran BJP leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee breathed his last on Thursday at 5.05 pm at All India Institute of Medical Science at the age of 93. Vajpayee was suffering from a urinary tract infection. He was cremated with full state honour on Friday at the New Delhi’s Smriti Sthal.

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