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Gopinath Munde's body placed at BJP headquarters, last rites to be performed tomorrow

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 - 11:28am IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: ANI


Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Vice-President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Tuesday the last rites of late Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde will be performed tomorrow and that his body would be placed at the party headquarters for BJP leaders to pay last respects.

"He was a mass leader and a popular one. He always stood by the people and it is a great loss. His body will be placed at BJP HQ for leaders to pay last respects and the funeral will be held at his village tomorrow," said Naqvi.

"It is extremely shocking. I still cannot believe he is not between us," Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar.

Munde tragically passed away on Tuesday morning after meeting with an accident in Delhi's Moti Bagh area. Munde was rushed to the AIIMS trauma centre after his convoy was involved in an accident while he was en route to Delhi's IGI Airport.

Senior BJP leaders had rushed to the AIIMS trauma centre after Munde was admitted there early this morning.

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