Delhi, Haryana governments declare public holiday on Friday

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Aug 16, 2018, 10:57 PM(IST)

Late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee Photograph:( Reuters )

All Delhi governments offices, schools, and other institutions shall remain closed tomorrow, as a mark of respect for our dear departed Sh Atal ji, tweeted Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia.

Similarly, the Haryana government declared a public holiday on Friday in its offices, including boards, corporations and educational institutions, as a mark of respect for former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away in Delhi on Thursday.

At least 17 states have declared public holiday tomorrow as a mark of respect to the departed soul.

Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat governments have declared a week-long mourning in following Vajpayee's death. The BJP government in Gujarat has declared a public holiday tomorrow. 


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