Khabarindiaonline, New Delhi: The mortal remains of Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee have reached BJP Headquarters at Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg in New Delhi. Earlier Amid chants of ‘Atal Bihari Amar Rahe’, a decorated gun carriage carrying the mortal remains of Vajpayee, who passed away last evening, left for the BJP headquarters around 10 am.
People have gathered in large numbers at BJP Headquarters to pay their last respect to the departed soul. Since yesterday evening, his body was kept at his official residence – at Krishna Menon Marg, where people from all walks of life paid homage to the departed leader including governors and chief ministers of many states, three services chief, leaders of political parties, RSS chief and renowned personalities.
The funeral procession will leave Party Headquarters at 1 PM and the last rites will be performed at 4 PM at the Smriti Sthal. AIR correspondent reports that anticipating heavy footfall during the final journey, central Delhi has been put under tight security. More than 20,000 security personnel have been deployed to facilitate crowd movement during the funeral procession.
The procession will pass through Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, Delhi Gate, Netaji Subhash Marg and Shanti Van to reach Rashtriya Smriti Samadhi area where the BJP leader will be cremated. ( Source: AIRN ).