- CM Bhupesh Baghel departed to Shimla at 11 am to attend the last rites of Late Virbhadra Singh
- He will also visit Mohali at 4 pm in the afternoon
- Will return to Raipur at 7 pm in the evening
Raipur: Chhattisgarh CM Baghel will be attending the funeral of Former Himachal Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh and Former Union Minister Virbhadra Singh today at 12 noon. As per sources, CM Baghel would depart from Raipur at 11 am and reach Rampur in Shimla district at 11:45 am.
After attending the last rites of Late Virbhadra Singh, he would leave Rampur by 3:35 pm via a chopper and reach Mohali by 4 pm, following which he would fly to New Delhi at 5:15 pm. CM Baghel would return to Raipur at 7 pm in the evening.
The Himachal government on July 9th declared a mourning period of three days as a mark of respect to the veteran Congress leader.
Former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh died in Shimla in the early hours of July 8 after a prolonged illness. The 87-year-old politician, who was a six-time CM, had contracted COVID-19 and was battling with it for three months. After returning from the Chhattisgarh hospital combating the first infection, he was, yet again, admitted to Indira Gandhi medical college within hours of reaching home as he complained of cardiac problems and breathlessness. Despite having recovered from COVID twice, his condition deteriorated on July 5, when he had to be put on a ventilator.