FM Ali in New Delhi to attend Vajpayee’s funeral

United News of Bangladesh | Published: 13:13, Aug 17,2018

 Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Prime minister Narendra Modi, India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah, home minister Rajnath Singh and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath pay homage to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee inside the BJP headquarters in New Delhi, India, August 17, 2018. — Reuters photo

Foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali reached New Delhi on Friday morning to attend the funeral of former Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

The government of Bangladesh is deeply shocked at the sudden demise of the former prime minister of India, said the Foreign Ministry.

Vajpayee, a leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party, died on Thursday after a prolonged illness. He was 93. He had suffered a stroke in 2009.

Vajpayee’s funeral will be held at 4:00pm on Friday with state honours in New Delhi, BJP leaders told media in New Delhi.

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences, where Vajpayee had been hospitalised for more than two months for treatment of a kidney infection and chest congestion, announced his death on Thursday.

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