Fitting Farewell : Leaders Across Party Lines Visit Parkash Singh Badal’s Village To Pay Respects

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Leaders across political spectrum including BJP president J P Nadda, NCP chief Sharad Pawar along with Praful Patel , National Conference leader and former J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah visited Parkash Singh Badal’s ancestral village in Muktsar district on Thursday to pay their last respects to the Akali stalwart who served Punjab as chief minister for five times.

Badal’s mortal remains were kept on a flower-decked tractor trolley and were headed to the family’s farmland around a kilometer from the residence. A platform has been erected there for the last rites.

His son Sukhbir Singh Badal along with others stood on the tractor-trolley with folded hands as it made its way through the sea of mourners.

BJP president JP Nadda too visited to pay his respects . Nadda later told ANI, “It is very saddening that Parkash Singh Badal is not among us anymore. He was not a politician, he was a statesman. He contributed his life towards establishing peace and brotherhood in the society. We learned a lot from him…,” says BJP President JP Nadda at Lambi in Punjab.

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