Late Vajpayee’s ashes immersed in Rangpo

Gangtok, 23 Aug:

BharatiyaJanata Party is carrying out ‘AsthiKalashYatra’ to immerse ashes of its founding president and former Prime Minister Late AtalBihari Vajpayee across the country today. On the occasion, BharatiyaJanta Party Sikkim Pradesh has also taken out ‘AsthiKalashYatra’ from its party office at Golitar inSingtam, East Sikkim and covered the route of Singtam, 32 No, Ranipool, Gangtok and back to Rangpo.

The ashes were immersed following Hindu rituals at the meeting point of Rangpo River and Teesta River at Rangpo in East Sikkim.

A BJP press release informs that BJP state president, DB Chauhan, and treasurer, GD Agarwal, from Sikkim participated in the funeral of Late Vajpayee on 17 Aug. It is added that MrChauhan received the urn carrying ashes of Late AtalBihari Vajpayee at the BJP head-office on 22 Aug and returned to Sikkim on the same day.

Leaders, youth and members of BJP state-unit and BJP members from Kalimpong District were also present during the immersion of ashes of the former PM.