New Delhi, Aug 17: Former prime minister of India, Bharat Ratna breathed his last on Thursday at 5.05 pm at New Delhi.
Following an emergency Cabinet meeting, it was decided that there would be a 7 day mourning. The Cabinet decided that there would be state mourning for seven days till 22 August. Further it was decided that there would be a state funeral for Vajpayee at Smriti Sthal, New Delhi.
Half day holiday in the afternoon of day of funeral in all Central government offices and CPSUs across the country, and Delhi government offices in NCT of Delhi. National Flag to fly at half mast throughout India and Indian missions abroad till 22 August, the Cabinet also decided.
Several other states also declared a public holiday today. Here are the list of states which have declared a public holiday on August 17 2018:
- Madhya Pradesh
- Uttar Pradesh
- Himachal Pradesh
- Tamil Nadu