PATNA: The Bihar Government Declares Two-Day State Mourning for Former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal
On Wednesday, the Bihar government announced a two-day state mourning in honor of former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, who passed away on Tuesday at the age of 95. Badal, a five-time former CM of Punjab and patriarch of the Akali Dal, had been receiving treatment at a private hospital in Mohali.
As per a circular released by the Bihar government, “The state government has declared two-day state mourning on April 26 and April 27 over the death of Punjab’s former CM, Parkash Singh Badal. During this period, the National Flag will be flown at half-mast throughout the state on all buildings. No government ceremonies or official entertainment will take place on these two days.”
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar expressed his condolences on Tuesday, saying that Badal had successfully fulfilled several significant responsibilities throughout his lengthy political career. He was well-known for his value-based politics, and his passing has left an irreparable void in the socio-political arena, Kumar added. The Bihar CM also prayed for the Almighty to provide the bereaved family with strength and courage to bear their loss.
Badal was widely regarded as one of the most influential politicians in Punjab and was renowned for his role in the state’s agricultural and rural development. He was instrumental in establishing several agricultural institutions and universities, and his contributions to the state’s education sector were also noteworthy. The former Punjab CM will always be remembered as a visionary leader who had a positive impact on the lives of countless people.