PM’s virtual rally in Goa cancelled

Panaji: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday cancelled all the election-related programmes, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s virtual rally which was to be held in the evening, in the wake of the demise of legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar.

”As we all grieve the demise of Legendary Singer Lata Didi Mangeshkar, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to cancel all its programs scheduled for the day, today.

The 2022 Election Manifesto, which was slated to be released by the hands of Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari at 1 pm and the virtual rally ‘Jan Sankalp Sabha’ to be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at 5:30 pm, stands cancelled,” a statement from the party said.

”BJP Goa will announce the new schedule later. Two days of national mourning are observed in the memory of our acclaimed singer, who breathed her last at Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital around 8:12am today. Her death has left the entire country mourning. It is a great loss to the nation,” it said.

Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, BJP Goa unit president Sadanand Shet Tanavade, BJP MP (Rajya Sabha) Vinay Tendulkar, NRI Commissioner Narendra Sawaikar, among others, paid tributes to Lata Mangeshkar at BJP office in the city.

Meanwhile, the Goa government announced three days of state mourning in the memory of legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar who passed away in Mumbai on Sunday.

”The State government has declared 3 days State Mourning, i.e from February 6 to 8, 2022 due to the sad demise of Lata Mangeshkar, the Nightingale of India,” a statement from the government said. (UNI)

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