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Tuesday 22 October 2019
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In death, Abdul Kalam gets all parties to share one stage

In death, Abdul Kalam gets all parties to share one stage

 In life and in death, APJ Abdul Kalam remained a figure who transcended political and social divisions. Parties from across the spectrum including BJP, Congress, AIADMK, Telugu Desam and PMK shared the stage on Thursday to pay homage to the ‘People’s President’ at the island of Rameswaram, which was his birthplace.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accompanied by his Cabinet colleagues Manohar Parrikar, Venkaiah Naidu and party leaders B S Yeddyurappa and Pon Radhakrishnan, watched the final rites from an enclosure. In an adjacent area was Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, flanked by his party heavyweights Ghulam Nabi Azad and chief ministers Oomen Chandy (Kerala) and Siddaramaiah (Karnataka).


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