Rajasthan Chief Minister cancelled the second phase of her Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra on the morning of 16th August due to the poor health of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpyaee. She suddenly made changed her scheduled and rushed to Delhi to meet him at AIIMS. She met him during his last time. But, around 5 PM, the news of his demise came out. Everyone was upset on losing their favourite leader. CM Raje also shared her grief on the death of Atal ji.
After his death, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje was emotional and said that was a "fatherly figure who guided me always." He paid tribute to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. She said that his demise is like a personal loss to me which cannot be summed up in word. She remembered his contribution to the nation and added that he would always be remembered. Vasundhara Raje also shared that she took her first steps into politics under Atalji and learnt a lot from him. She was also union minister under his cabinet.
दूरदर्शी सोच एवं सहज स्वभाव के धनी अटल जी के ओजस्वी विचार, कविताएं, राष्ट्रभक्ति की भावना व महान आदर्श युगों तक हमारे लिए प्रेरणादायी रहेंगे। परमपिता परमेश्वर दिवंगत आत्मा को शांति तथा शोक संतप्त प्रियजनों को आघात सहन करने की शक्ति प्रदान करें।— Vasundhara Raje (@VasundharaBJP) August 17, 2018
I remember those early days of #BJP when under Atal ji and Rajmata ji I took my first steps into politics. Learning the ropes from the best, Atal ji’s wisdom and wit always proved to be an unmatched combination - his trademark style that #India came to love. #AtalBihariVajpayee pic.twitter.com/s2RcYZM5Sb— Vasundhara Raje (@VasundharaBJP) August 16, 2018
Rajasthan BJP president Madan Lal Saini, organisation general secretary Chandrashekhar and general secretary Bhajanlal Sharma went to Delhi to pay tributes to the former Prime Minister. Today, the last rites of three times PM of India were held. His funeral was attended by a large gathering of common man. His demise brought tears to innumerable eyes as he was a great personality.
To give honour to one of the greatest leaders of Indian politics, seven day mourning has been observed by central government. Rajasthan also announced a day holiday and seven day mourn on his death.