PM Narendra Modi will reach Chandigarh at 12 noon to pay last respects to Shiromani Akali Dal patron Parkash Singh Badal. News agency ANI has given this information by quoting sources. Earlier on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had condoled the death of Parkash Singh Badal. PM Modi said in his condolence message that he is very sad. Parkash Singh Badal was a towering personality and remarkable leader of Indian politics. Who contributed a lot for our country. Worked tirelessly for the progress of Punjab and supported the state in difficult times.
Please inform that former Chief Minister of Punjab Parkash Singh Badal has passed away on Tuesday night. He breathed his last at Fortis Hospital in Mohali. There is a wave of mourning in the whole country after his death. The central government has declared two days (26 and 27 April) national mourning on Badal’s death. During this, the national flag will fly at half-mast and there will be no official entertainment programmes.
Holiday announced on 27th April
The Punjab government has declared a holiday on April 27 on the death of former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal. All offices and legal institutions will remain closed during this period. Please tell that on April 27, the last rites of Prakash Singh Badal will be held in the ancestral village.
Last journey from Chandigarh to Bathinda
The last rites of Prakash Singh Badal will be held on Thursday, April 27 at 1 pm in his native village Badal. Earlier on April 26, his mortal remains would be kept at the Shiromani Akali Dal office in Sector 28, Chandigarh at 10 am for public viewing. After this, his last journey will start at around 12 noon. This yatra will reach village Badal via Rajpura, Patiala, Sangrur, Barnala, Rampura Phul, Bathinda.