Not even a single eye was left dry during the funeral of Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and the whole nation bid its farewell to him. His pyre was lit by foster daughter Namita Bhattacharya at the Rashtriya Smriti Sthal on the bank of river Yamuna today.
PM Modi took charge and displayed his love and respect towards the deceased in the most commendable manner. The event was planned without leaving any aspect behind and Narendra Modi took it as an opportunity to display his management skills with the workers of BJP.
This is the first time the Prime Minister of India walked for miles and paid homage. This is the first time any PM has walked behind the coffin of a statesman. Nehruji sat on the vehicle carrying Gandhiji’s remains, Rajivji too sat on the vehicle. Modi is the first PM to walk the entire length behind the gun carriage.
While speaking to NLC, union minister said that the event was planned with no glitches to spare.
Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharam took charge of the family of Atal Ji while Piyush Goyal was in charge of the ceremonies and rituals involved in the funeral. The International Guests were handled by Sushma Swaraj.