Advani, Sushma fail to attend Surinder`s cremation
Senior BJP leaders LK Advani and Sushma Swaraj were unable to attend the cremation of Surinder Kaur Badal, the wife of Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal.
New Delhi: Senior BJP leaders L K Advani and
Sushma Swaraj were on Wednesday unable to attend the cremation of
Surinder Kaur Badal, the wife of Punjab Chief Minister Prakash
Singh Badal, as their aircraft could not take off due to poor
visibility at Bhatinda airport.
Advani and Swaraj spoke to the Punjab Chief Minister over
phone from the airport and conveyed their inability to attend
the cremation due to inclement weather conditions.
"I am sorry, I am unable to attend her funeral. Advaniji,
Maneka Gandhi and I have just returned from Airport," Swaraj
Swaraj recalled her association with Badal since 1977 and
remembered her as a "lady full of life and personal warmth".
Surinder Kaur Badal breathed her last at Chandigarh
yesterday after a prolonged battle with cancer. She was 75.