The ashes of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will be immersed in the Brahmaputra and the Barak rivers in Assam. The ashes were brought to Assam on Wednesday. Assam BJP president Ranjit Dass brought the urn containing the ashes of Vajpayee from Delhi and arrived at the Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport at 2.30 pm.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal formally received the urn from Dass. Assam ministers, state BJP officebearers, MPs and senior BJP leaders besides hosts of late former Prime Minister Vajpayee’s admirers were present at the airport.
The urn was brought to the party headquarters at Hengrabari. A rally with the ashes of late former Prime Minister passed through Dharapur, Gauhati University, Maligaon, Kamakhya Gate, Fancy Bazar, GS Road, and Ganeshguri areas of the city before reaching the party headquarters at Hengrabari.
Later the urn was kept at the party headquarters located for party leaders and workers, besides general public. It will be kept for the visitors from 5 pm on Wednesday to 8 am till Thursday.
On Thursday the ashes will be immersed at the Brahmaputra. The urn will be taken out in a procession at 1 pm on Thursday via Zoo Road, Chandmari, Shilpukhuri, Latashil Playground before culminating at Lachit Park at Bharalumukh. The ashes will be kept there from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm. And thereafter, the ashes will be immersed in the Brahmaputra.
On August 23, Assam ministers namely, Ranjit Dutta and Sum Ronghang and Assam chief minister’s legal advisor Shantanu Bharali, BJP leader Rajdeep Roy, state BJP vice president Biswarup Bhattacharjya will take the urn to Barak valley. They will reach Silchar airport at 12.40 pm. Minister Parimal Shuklabaidya, former union minister Kabindra Purkayastha and BJP leader Mission Ranjan Das will receive the urn at the airport and later it will be immersed at the Barak river.