Union rural development minister Gopinath Munde died of multiple injuries and cardiac arrest following a road accident in Delhi on Tuesday morning. His mortal remains reached his native village on Wednesday morning. Munde, 64, who made his entry into the Union Cabinet for the first time last week, was on his way to the airport when his Maruti Suzuki SX4 car was hit by a Tata Indica car at Prithviraj Road-Tughlak Road intersection in the heart of the capital. Here are the highlights:-
# Huge crowd of villagers and political leaders were present to pay their last respect to Gopinath Munde.
# Funeral pyre of Gopinath Munde was lit by Munde’s daughter. The Union minister was cremated with full state honours.
# Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, Goa chief minister Manohar Parikkar and several other political leaders are present in Parli village to attend the funeral of Gopinath Munde.
Going to Parli in Beed (Maharashtra) to attend the funeral of Late Gopinath Munde ji and pay my last respects to the departed leader.
— Rajnath Singh (@BJPRajnathSingh) June 4, 2014
# Munde’s daughter Pankaja will perform the last rites.
# Chaos prevailed at the funeral site of Gopinath Munde. According to reports, a group of villagers indulged in clash with the police.
# Munde’s body reached Parli village. Huge crowd had gathered to pay tribute to the BJP leader.
# Lok Sabha adjourned after paying tribute to Gopinath Munde, oath taking tomorrow.
# Parliamentarians paid tribute to Gopinath Munde on the first day of the 16th Lok Sabha.
# Munde’s Body flown to Parli for his last rites. READ FULL STORY:- Munde’s body flown to Parli for last rites
# The first day of the 16th Lok Sabha to be adjourned following the death of Union Rural Development minister.
# Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting with secretaries is also postponed following the sudden demise of the Cabinet Minister.
# Gopinath Munde’s mortal remains brough to Latur from Mumbai by a special aircraft.
Sources said Ashish Khetan will be the vice-chairman of the commission.