Sonia pays homage to Vajpayee

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New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Thursday paid homage to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, whose body was lying in state at his residence after it was brought from the hopsital.

Officers from three forces draped the body in the Tricolour before enabling people to pay their last respects at his residence in central Delhi’s Krishna Menon Marg.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi paid a visit to Vajpayee at AIIMS in the afternoon on Thursday.

Vajpayee, a founder member of the BJP and the first non-Congress Prime Minister to complete a full term in office, died at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi on Thursday after prolonged illness. He was 93.

—IANS

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