18 Jan : Jyoti Basu’s last rites to be performed on Tuesday. West Bengal government declares 2 days state mourning in Jyoti Basu’s memory.
Jyoti Basu’s body will be taken from the funeral parlour ‘Peace Haven’ at 9.30 AM on Tuesday and will be kept at the state Assembly premises for four hours (10.30 AM to 2.30 PM) to enable the people to pay their last respects.
Leaders of the country and from abroad, including Bangladesh will pay their last respects to Basu at the Assembly premises. The last journey will take place at 3 pm on Tuesday.
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will represent the Centre and the Congress party at last rites of Jyoti Basu.CPI General Secretary A B Bardhan and National Secretary D Raja will represent their party.
Meanwhile the West Bengal government has declared two days state mourning in Jyoti Basu’s memory.