Nation mourned death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee day after Independence Day i.e. on August 16th. His ashes were immersed at Manali today.
Senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut today questioned whether Vajpayee died on August 16th or if his death was announced that day.
Shivasena Rajya Sabha MP alleged that the government kept Vajpayee’s death secretly. In a show called Swarajya, Sanjay Raut said that Vajpayee was severly ill since August 12th and passed away prior to August 15th. Apparently, NDA government didn’t announce his death so as to avoid half-mast of flag.
Sanjay Raut accused that the government didn’t announce Vajpayee’s death so that it would not deter Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s elaborate speech from the Red Fort as its his last Independence Day speech as a PM ahead of 2019 elections.