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Late Vajpayee’s ashes to reach Lucknow on Tuesday

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Published : Aug 20, 2018, 6:23 am IST
Updated : Aug 20, 2018, 6:23 am IST

The ashes were earlier scheduled to be brought to Lucknow on Sunday evening, but the programme has been re-scheduled.

Former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee’s daughter Namita Kaul Bhattacharya and son-in-law Ranjan Bhattacharya immerse his ashes in the Ganga at Har ki Pauri in Hardwar on Sunday. BJP president Amit Shah and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath are also seen. (Photo: PTI)
 Former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee’s daughter Namita Kaul Bhattacharya and son-in-law Ranjan Bhattacharya immerse his ashes in the Ganga at Har ki Pauri in Hardwar on Sunday. BJP president Amit Shah and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath are also seen. (Photo: PTI)

Lucknow: Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s ashes will now be brought to Lucknow on Tuesday for immersion in the Gomti River.

The ashes were earlier scheduled to be brought to Lucknow on Sunday evening, but the programme has been re-scheduled.

“After the ashes are brought to Lucknow, they will be sent to other districts for immersion in holy rivers across the state,” said a senior BJP leader.

UP BJP chief Mahendra Nath Pandey said that a minister and a senior functionary of the party would be part of the ‘Kalash Yatra’ in different districts. “Vajpayeeji had a long association with Lucknow. It was his emotional karmabhoomi,” he added.

The BJP has also decided to organise an all-party ‘Shraddhajali Sabha’ to pay homage to the late leader at Jhule Lal park on the banks of the Gomti River on August 25.

The party will be sending an invitation to all chiefs of political parties, to attend the ceremony. Subsequently, the party will organise prayer meetings in all districts on August 25.

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Location: India, Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow