Munde, 64, was killed in a road accident in Delhi on Tuesday while on his way to Delhi Airport. His body was flown to Parli from Mumbai on Wednesday morning.
Read: Gopinath Munde cremated with full state honours Breaking local traditions, Pankaja lit the funeral pyre of her father because she does not have a brother, who according to the Hindu tradition would have performed the last rites. The family did not choose any other male from the family to perform the last rites. Pankaja, a legislator from Parli, is the eldest of three sisters. Their mother Pradya is a sister of late Pramod Mahajan.
Read: With Munde's death, BJP has lost its best bet in Maharashtra Munde's trusted aide and legislator Prakash Dhondge and leader of an OBC organisation Hanumant Upre had on Tuesday sought an inquiry by the CBI. The demand for a probe by the premier central investigating agency has also come from BJP state spokesperson Awdhoot Wagh, Republican Party of India chief Ramdas Athwale and Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray.