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Gopinath Munde's body arrives in Latur for funeral at his native place

PTI 04 Jun 2014, 12:11:50 IST
Latur (Mah): The body of Union Minister Gopinath Munde was flown here from Mumbai enroute to his native place in Beed district of Marathwada for cremation later today.

The body was kept at the BJP office in Mumbai overnight after being flown from Delhi last evening.  The Indian Air Force aircraft carrying Munde's body landed at Latur at around 10 AM.

Senior BJP leaders including Rajiv Pratap Rudy were present at the Latur airport to receive the body, which will be later flown to Munde's native place Parli, 70 kms from here.

Thousands of Munde's supporters gathered outside the Latur airport to have a last glimpse of their leader.  

In deference to the people's wishes, the casket containing Munde's body was kept on a raised platform outside the airport so that people could pay their last respects.