The mortal remains of the former PM will be taken to his Delhi residence.
The government has announced a 7 day mourning from August 16 to 22 after the passing away of former prime minister and Bharat Ratna, Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Following his death, many people chanted "Atal Bihari Amar Rahe" as Vajpayee's cortege made its way to the city to reach BJP headquarters, where innumerable leaders gathered to pay tribute to him.
Earlier, tens of thousands of commoners joined Modi and BJP President Amit Shah in the final journey to bid adieu to Vajpayee as the former Prime Minister's body was being taken to Rashtriya Smriti Sthal.
Vajpayee, both a poet and a politician, died Thursday at age 93 in a New Delhi hospital.
It was during Vajpayee's term as prime minister that India's ties with Israel became more public after the two countries established diplomatic relations in 1992.
In a statement, Foreign Office Spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said Vajpayee was a renowned statesman who contributed to bringing a change in India-Pakistan relations in addition to being a noted votary of greater regional cooperation.
Human Activist and president Citizen for Peace Wasim Ahmed Ghazi said in spite of his association of BJP and RSS Vajpayee sometimes put forth his point against RSS BJP ideology and above politics.Читайте также: Deontay Wilder 45-Minute Interview on Fury, Joshua, More
Describing former prime minister's death as a "huge personal loss", Singh said he was pained beyond words at the demise of Vajpayee, who had cherished the ideal of a developed and powerful India.
"The government and people of Pakistan extend their heartfelt condolences to his family and to the government and people of India", it added.
Vajpayee served as prime minister three times between 1996 and 2004 and was instrumental in making India a global nuclear power.
"It was Atal Ji's exemplary leadership that set the foundations for a strong, prosperous and inclusive India in the 21st century", Mr Modi said in a tweet.
"He (Atal) had a major contribution to the state, so the government has chose to give opportunity to people in every district to be part of his last journey".
He was the moderate leader of an often-strident Hindu nationalist movement.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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