Bhubaneswar: Former PM Late Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s ashes immersed in sea at Puri in presence of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Odisha BJP chief Basant Panda.
Thousands of people congregated in the pilgrim city of Puri where the ashes of former prime minister late Atal Bihari Vajpayee was immersed in Mahodadhi (sea) today.
The urn (Asthi Kalash) containing the ashes of BJP patriarch reached Bhubaneswar yesterday evening and were kept at BJP headquarters for public ‘darshan.’ The urn was taken to Puri from the party headquarters in a truck decorated with flowers in a grand procession today morning.
“Shameful on BJP’s part to use the remains of Atalji for political mileage. What’s even worse is the attitude of some BJP leaders who appear to be in a picnic & not Shok Sabha. How pained the bereaved family must be to see such visuals?” tweets Odisha Congress’ Chif Niranjan Patnaik