Munde's Ashes Immersed in Godavari

Published: 15th June 2014 07:33 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th June 2014 07:33 PM   |  A+A-


NASHIK: The ashes of BJP leader and former union minister Gopinath Munde was today immersed here in the Godavari river.

Local BJP MLA Girish Mahajan immersed the ashes of Munde, who died in a road accident on June 3 in New Delhi.

Mahajan, along with other leaders of BJP, Shiv Sena and MNS immersed the ashes at the 'ramkund', located on the banks of river Godavari, after performing rituals this morning, city BJP chief Laxman Savaji said here.

The ashes were brought from Beed yesterday late evening and were kept at the BJP office, where large number of people gathered to pay tribute to the veteran leader, he said.

Today, ashes?were kept at city's V N Naik education society's premises in morning for 'darshan', later it was taken in a procession for immersion, Savaji added.

Earlier, state BJP president Devendra Fadnavis yesterday handed over the urns containing ashes to district BJP presidents at a solemn function at the party office in south Mumbai.

The ashes would also be immersed in various rivers and holy places, including Harihareshwar, Narsobachi Wadi, at the confluence between Krishna and Koyna rivers, Pandharpur, Manjara river near Latur and at Godavari sangam at Nanded.


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