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Gopinath Munde cremated - As it happened on Wednesday...

Pankaja Munde, the daughter of late Gopinath Munde, has denied that her father`s supporters resorted to vandalism post his funeral Wednesday afternoon.

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  • Nitin Gadkari has been given additional charge of Gopinath Munde`s ministries - Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water & Sanitation, as per ANI.
  • Pankaja Munde, the daughter of late Gopinath Munde, has denied that her father`s supporters resorted to vandalism post his funeral Wednesday afternoon. Pankaja said the men who indulged in violence were not her father`s supporters and asked Home Minister Rajnath Singh to probe the incident.
  • AIIMS doctor Dr Amit Gupta says autopsy report of Gopinath Munde has been sent to the Delhi Police. Gupta adds that contrary to previous claims, Munde did not suffer heart attack but internal injuries caused the heart to stop.
  • Meanwhile, Congress president Sonia Gandhi has postponed the scheduled lunch of UPA constituents to June 10, in view of Union minister Gopinath Munde`s sudden demise.
  • As soon as Gopinath Munde was cremated, some agitated supporters went on a rampage, demanding CBI probe into union minister`s death in an accident. The supporters torched police vans, other vehicles and gheraoed Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan`s car, while he was on his way to a helipad.

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  • Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeary demands CBI probe into Gopinath Munde accident case.
  • Gopinath Munde`s elder daughter Pankaja Munde lights the funeral pyre amid roars of "Gopinath Munde amar rahe" and "Munde Saheb parat ya (Munde Sir, come again)".
  • Cremation ceremony of late Gopinath Munde being held in his native village Parli.
  • Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, who was the first one to visit AIIMS minutes after Gopinath Munde`s accident yesterday, says had the late union minister worn a seat belt his life could have been saved. He stressed on people to adhere to road safety guidelines.
  • Shiv Seva chief Uddhav Thackeray, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar reach Parli village, pay homage to Gopinath Munde.
  • Around thirty thousand people have gathered to pay last respects to late Gopinath Munde.
  • Police and late Gopinath Munde`s supporters clash at Parli village where rites ceremony is to be held later today. BJP leaders and late Union Minister`s daughter appeal to the supporters to stay calm.
  • BJP president Rajnath Singh confirms that he will attend Gopinath Munde`s funeral.
  • Gopinath Munde`s mortal remains brought to Parali village in Beed district. The late Union Minister will be consigned to flames later today with full state honours.
  • Lower House members stand in silence for two minutes to condole the demise of Gopinath Munde.
  • Lok Sabha pays tribute to late Gopinath Munde.
  • Huge number of locals gather at the ground near Vaijnath sugar factory to pay respects to late Gopinath Munde.
  • Maharashtra political bigwigs, chief ministers of several states and party activists from all over the country are expected to attend the funeral.
  • Munde`s eldest daughter and Parali legislator Pankaja Munde-Palve will perform the last rites at the state funeral being accorded to Munde. His wife is Pramod Mahajan`s sister and they have three daughters.
  • Munde`s eldest daughter Pankaja to light the funeral pyre, reports say. The funeral will take place in the premises of a sugar factory founded by him near Parali.
  • Gopinath Munde`s mortal remains being taken to a chopper which will fly to his village Parali in Beed district.
  • The special aircraft carrying Gopinath Munde`s mortal remains arrives at Latur airport. BJP leaders Prakash Javadekar, Rajiv pratap Rudy along with Munde`s family members are present at the Latur airport.
  • The mortal remains of Gopinath Munde have been brought to Latur from Mumbai by a special aircraft. BJP leaders Prakash Javadekar and Rajiv pratap Rudy are present at the Latur airport.
  • Reports say that Gopinath Munde`s funeral will take place at 2 pm. Earlier reports claimed that the last rites will be held at 4:30 pm.
  • Number of people gather at the ground near Vaijnath sugar factory founded by Gopinath Munde. The last rites will take place in the premises of the factory later today.
  • BJP patriarch LK Advani, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu and Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan will attend Gopinath Munde`s funeral.
  • Munde`s funeral is expected to take place at around 4.30 pm in the premises of a sugar factory founded by him near Parali.
  • The body of union minister Gopinath Munde is being flown from `Poorna` building in Worli to Latur in central Maharashtra. From Latur, the body will be taken to Parali in Beed district (Munde`s Lok Sabha constituency), around 70 km from Latur.
  • The body of Munde, who died in a road accident in New Delhi on Tuesday, was brought to Mumbai by a special aircraft last night. His last rites will be held in his native village of Parali-Vaijnath in Maharashtra today.

    Thousands of mourners, including senior Bharatiya Janata Party leaders, activists and common people received the casket containing the body at the Mumbai airport where security forces accorded a guard of honour.

    It was taken in a motorcade to the Munde family residence at the `Poorna` building in Worli for relatives, friends and close acquaintances to pay their last respects to the departed leader.

    Senior leaders like Vinod Tawde, Kirit Somaiya, Ramdas Athawale, Raj Purohit, Munde`s daughter Pankaja Munde-Palve and others accompanied the body.

    Ironically, it was the same building where Munde`s brother-in-law and former BJP strongman Pramod Mahajan was gunned down by his brother Pravin eight years ago.

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