As a token of respect for Lata Mangeshkar, who died today at the age of 92, the BJP has decided to postpone the release of its manifesto for the Uttar Pradesh elections. The government has declared a two-day period of mourning for the legendary singer, whose state funeral will take place tonight evening in Mumbai’s Shivaji Park.
The Uttar Pradesh BJP’s manifesto launch, for which Union Minister Amit Shah, Chairman Minister Yogi Adityanath, his deputy Keshav Maurya, and state party chief Swatantra Dev were in Lucknow, was postponed, and the leaders observed a two-minute silence in honour of the artiste.
“Due to sad demise of Lata Mangeshkar, we are postponing release of Lok Kalyan Sankalp Patra (party manifesto). We will decide the next date for its release later,” said the party’s state unit president Swatantra Dev Singh.
In Lata Mangeshkar’s honour, a two-day national mourning period will be held, with the national flag flying at half-mast.