Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s ashes to be immersed in rivers in all UP districts, announces Yogi Adityanath govt

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Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayees ashes will be immersed in rivers in all the districts in Uttar Pradesh, the state government said today. The UP government put out a list of 75 districts and the small and big rivers picked for the immersion of the ashes of the Bharatiya Janata Party leader who was cremated in New Delhi today. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced this was being done because Uttar Pradesh was Vajpayees `karmabhoomi – the land of action – and its people will get an opportunity to be part of his final journey. Vajpayee represented the states national capital in the Lok Sabha for five consecutive terms. He was elected from the Lucknow constituency in 1991, 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2004. The Bharatiya Janata Partys city unit will organise a condolence meeting on August 21, when Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, the current MP from Lucknow, and other leaders will pay homage to Vajpayee. On a visit to the city on August 5, Rajnath Singh had hailed Vajpayee for setting in flow a Last month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid also paid tributes to Vajpayee while addressing a symposium in the city on Transforming Urban Landscape. Lucknow has been the karmabhoomi of mahapurush Atal Bihari Vajpayee, A local BJP leader has demanded that winter shelters for the poor people across the state should also be named after Vajpayee. P