Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP president Amit Shah and other party leaders paid tributes to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at BJP headquarters in New Delhi this morning.
Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s body was brought to the party Headquarters from his residence earlier today. People can pay their last respects to the departed leader till 1 PM.
Since last evening, the body was kept at Vajpayee’s 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 BJP headquarters at 1 PM and the last rites will be performed at 4 PM at Smriti Sthal. According to reports, 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.