GUWAHATI, Aug 17: Cutting across society, residents of Guwahati city have spontaneously paid tributes to treasured politician, poet and writer Atal Vihari Vajpayee on Friday. Irrespective of party affiliations, the city residents also condoled the demise of the cherished and visionary leader. Following the demise, the State observed an official holiday. On the other hand, the commercial establishments of Guwahati also remained closed on Friday.
Following the demise, the State Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has withheld all party activities from August 16 till August 22. Including its party headquarters, all the district and mandal committees of the State BJP has paid tribute on the demise of the party patriarch. They also condoled for 5 minutes across the state. Moreover, the State BJP workers have also lighted lamps in their respective residence in memory of the path finder.