UP govt readies list of rivers where Vajpayee’s ashes will be immersed


Uttar Pradesh government has released a list of places where the urns containing the ashes of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will be taken and immersed.

A state government spokesman said, UP was the ‘karmabhoomi’ of the former Prime Minister and that Vajpayee had a deep relationship with many places of the state.

The rivers where his ashes will be immersed include Ganga in Varanasi, Gomti in Lucknow, Yamuna and Chambal in Agra, Ghaghra, Rohni and Rapti in Gorakhpur and Karwan in Aligarh. Kanpur, Balrampur, Kasganj, Ambedkarnagar, Amethi, Amroha and Auraiyya are among other places where it will be taken.

The ashes would also be taken to Faizabad, Farukkhabad, Fatehpur, Firozabad, Noida, Ghaziabad, Ghazipur, Hathras, Gonda, Hamirpur, Hapur, Hardoi, Hathras, Jalaun, Jaunpur, Kaushambi, Jhansi, Kushinagar, Lakhimpur Kheri, Mainpuri and other districts of UP as well, where they would be immersed in the local rivers.

The dates are yet to be finalized. These are likely to be towards the end of this month.


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