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VHP leader Ashok Singhal’s ashes immersed at 160 places in Rajasthan

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Jaipur: Ashes of VHP leader Ashok Singhal, who died last week, were immersed at 160 places in Rajasthan including Galta Tirth in Jaipur on Wednesday.

A procession was held from the VHP office to Galta Tirth and the ashes were immersed at Galta kund in the presence of several VHP members, amid chanting of Vedic mantras.

“The ashes were immersed at 160 places in the state,” VHP leader Kishori Lal said.

Singhal died on November 17 at a private hospital in Gurgaon. The 89-year-old firebrand leader dedicated his life for the Hindutva cause adopting an aggressive style and played a key role in mobilising support for the Ram Janambhoomi as well as the Ram Setu movements.

Meanwhile, Singhal’s ashes were also immersed in the holy water of Yamuna. A large procession, carrying the ashes, started at Hegdewar Park and reached the Vishram Ghat around 12 noon.

“At the auspicious moment 12.15 PM, the ashes were immersed into midstream of Yamuna,” said Dinesh, the international organising secretary of VHP.

“Our aim is to fulfil his aim of construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya… We shall follow his ideals,” said Dinesh. Several dignitaries including politicians and saints took part in the procession.