Gopinath Munde dies after road accident - As it happened on Tuesday...

By Biplob Ghosal | Last Updated: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 23:11

Zee Media Bureau/Biplob Ghosal & Deepak Nagpal

  • Late BJP leader Gopinath Munde`s body has now been brought to the Mumbai BJP office, where it will be kept till tomorrow morning for party leaders and workers to pay respects. Senior BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy informed that the body will be taken to Parli tomorrow morning.
  • The body of Union Minister Gopinath Munde, who died in a road accident in Delhi this morning, has arrived at his residence in Worli, Mumbai. The body will be kept at Munde`s residence for some time for the family, various political leaders and others to pay their last respects. The body will later tonight be shifted to the BJP office.
  • Various political leaders, including Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, Sanjay Raut and Hema Malini, arrive at Munde`s residence to pay their tributes.
  • Union Minister Gopinath Munde`s body has arrived at the Mumbai airport. The body is now being taken to his residence and will be kept there for the people to pay their last respects. The body will be shifted to Munde`s Native place tomorrow for cremation at 4:30 pm.
  • The Delhi Police Tuesday told the Patiala House court that they are investigating the conspiracy angle in the death case of Union Minister Gopinath Munde.
  • Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today paid rich tributes to Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde, who died during a road accident in Delhi, describing him as a "distinguished" political leader who was a "good friend" of her country.
  • A court in Delhi grants bail to driver Gurvinder Singh, whose car early this morning hit the vehicle in which late Gopinath Munde was travelling. The court granted bail to Gurvinder on a surety and a personal bond of Rs 30,000 each.

    In Pics: Gopinath Munde passes away

  • Union Cabinet meet ends in the capital. Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu informs that the Cabinet observed silence for two minutes and paid tributes to late Gopinath Munde at the meet. He further says that the government has declared a day`s national mourning.

    Also Read: Union Cabinet mourns Munde`s death, says he was a visionary

  • Delhi police registers a case of negligent driving against driver Gurvinder, who was behind the wheels of the Indica car that collided with the vehicle of Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde.
  • Late Gopinath Munde gets guard of honour as his mortal remains are transported from Delhi to Mumbai.
  • Gopinath Munde`s body being taken to Delhi airport, from where it will be flown to Mumbai.
  • Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi reaches BJP headquarters, pays homage to Gopinath Munde.
  • Gopinath Munde`s mortal remains will be flown to Mumbai today evening, where Maharashtra BJP workers will pay their last respects. On Wednesday, the body will be flown to Latur and then a road procession will be taken forward till Parli Vaijnath town in Beed district. The last rites will be held at 4:30 pm tomorrow.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches BJP headquarters, pays tribute to Gopinath Munde.

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  • Gopinath Munde`s mortal remains will be flown to Mumbai today evening.
  • Gopinath Munde`s mortal remains brought to BJP headquarters. RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and BJP leaders LK Advani, Dr Harsh Vardhan, Smriti Irani, Murli manohar Joshi, Vijay Goel, Sushma Swaraj, Ananth Kumar, Rajnath Singh, Venkaiah Naidu among others pay respect.

    Reports say that Union Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde may have died due to excessive internal bleeding and cardiac arrest minutes after his car collided with a Tata Indica at Aurobindo Marg in south Delhi around 6.20 am today.

    Also Read: `Gopinath Munde died of internal bleeding, heart attack`

  • Union Minister Ramvilas Paswan, Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha condole the passing away of Gopinath Munde.
  • Gopinath Munde`s mortal remains being taken to BJP headquarters, where BJP leaders will pay their last respects.
  • Gopinath Munde`s family reaches AIIMS. Munde`s elder daughter is accompanied by Nitin Gadkari and Piyush Goel. After the post-mortem is completed Munde`s body will be taken to BJP headquarters in Delhi where party leaders will pay their last respects.
  • Nitin Gadkari receives Munde`s family at IGI airport in Delhi and heads towards BJP headquarters. Last rites of Munde will be performed tomorrow and his body would be placed at the party headquarters later today for leaders to pay last respects.
  • Reacting to Munde`s sudden death, JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav says he felt devastated with the news, adding that the nation lost a great leader.
  • Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi expresses shock over the untimely demise of senior BJP leader and Union Minister Gopinath Munde.
  • Vice President Hamid Ansari profoundly saddened at the passing away of Gopinath Munde, offers condolences to the aggrieved family.

    Also Read: Top leaders pay tribute to late Gopinath Munde

  • NCP supremo Sharad Pawar shocked with news of Gopinath Munde`s sad demise, says “We have lost a dynamic mass leader. My heartfelt condolences.”
  • Congress president Sonia Gandhi extended heartfelt condolences on the sudden demise of Union Minister Gopinath Munde in an unfortunate road accident.
  • Maharashtra BJP leader Avdoot Bagh says that Mundeji`s car accident is a big conspiracy and may have been done by some people who are not happy with Narendra Modi and Gopinath Munde`s win.
  • AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal expresses his sadness over Gopinath Munde`s unfortunate death.

    Here`s Kejriwal`s tweet:

    Also Read: Gopinath Munde – The OBC face of BJP in Maharashtra

  • The driver of the Indica car, which hit Munde`s vehicle is registered with Imperial Hotel. The driver is in police custody has been identified as Gurvinder.
  • The Union Cabinet will meet at 4 pm today to condole the passing away of Gopinath Munde.
  • Joint Commissioner of Police, Mukesh Kumar says that investigations are under way and confirmed that driver of the Indica car which hit Munde`s vehicle today morning has been arrested.
  • BJP leaders Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Prakash Javadekar and Sudhanshu Trivedi express shock over Munde`s demise and offer condolences to his family.
  • Maharashtra BJP leaders raise suspicion and smell conspiracy over Munde`s car accident and call for CBI probe.
  • Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and Chhattisgarh CM Ramna Singh mourn Munde`s death and offer condolences to his family.

    Also Read: Gopinath Munde`s demise a big loss for nation, govt: PM Modi

  • As a mark of respect to Gopinath Munde, the Government has decided that National Flag will be flown half mast today in Delhi and capitals of states and Union Territories.
  • External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj offers condolences to Gopinath Munde`s family

    Sushma tweeted:

  • The Indica car which hit Union Minister Gopinath Munde`s vehicle has been taken to Tughlaq Road police station.
  • Delhi Police launches inquiry into the incident and have taken the driver into custody.
  • Telugu Desam Party leader N Chandrababu Naidu expresses shock over Munde`s death: He tweets:
  • Expressing grief over Munde`s death BJP president Rajnath Singh tweeted: Mundeji`s death is an irreparable loss to the BJP and he has left a big void in Maharashtra`s political and social life.”
  • President Pranab Mukherjee condoles death of Union Minister Gopinath Munde.
  • Munde`s family members, including Rahul Mahajan and Poonam Mahjan are expected to come to Delhi.
  • My tributes to a dynamic leader whose premature demise leaves a void hard to fill, tweets PM Modi.
  • Gopinath Munde ji was a true mass leader. Hailing from backward sections of society, he rose to great heights & tirelessly served people, says PM Modi.
  • Here`s PM Modi`s tweet:
  • PM Narendra Modi mourns Munde`s death.
  • Despite all aggressive resuscitative measures, he could not be revived and has been declared dead at 7.20 am. Immediately the CPR was started and was continued for the next 50 minutes, says Gupta.

    On his arrival to the AIIMS trauma centre, there was no spontaneous breathing, no blood pressure, no pulse and there was no cardiac activity. So immediately CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation) was started and continued for the next 15 minutes, says Gupta.

  • The Union Minister was brought to Trauma Center at AIIMS at 6:30AM by personal assistant and driver, says Amit Gupta, spokesperson of AIIMS
  • Union Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde on Tuesday dies following a road accident in Delhi.
  • The Union Minister met with an accident, while he was on his way to the Indira Gandhi International Airport. He was scheduled to take a flight to Mumbai.
  • The exact cause of death will be known only after the post mortem report is out, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan says.
  • The Union Minister was initially admitted at Safdatjung Hospital, after that he was taken to AIIMS Trauma Centre where he suffered a heart attack.
  • The accident happened at around 6:30 am, when he was on his way to the airport. It is being said a vehicle rammed into his car near Moti Bagh area.
  • Immediately after the accident Munde asked his PSO for water and asked to be rushed to the hospital, says Gadkari.

    Munde ji was on his way to airport when his car was hit by another vehicle at around 6:30 am at Prithviraj road-Tughlak road roundabout in the heart of the capital, says Gadkari.

  • Speaking to the media persons, Gadkari says Munde was seriously injured after he met with an accident.
  • Munde`s funeral will take place at his village in Latur district, Maharshtra tomorrow,” Gadkari confirms.
  • “This is a huge setback for us, and for Maharashtra,” Gadkari says.
  • Gadkari said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been informed about the incident.

    BJP MP VK Singh expressed his sadness over the unfortunate death of Munde. Here`s what he said:

  • A medical bulletin is expected to be released by AIIMS soon.
  • Gopinath Munde, the OBC face of BJP in Maharashtra is an MP from Beed district.


  • First Published: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 08:14

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