“We don’t want to politicise the issue. Vajpayeeji has rendered impeccable service to the nation and is an elder statesman who fully deserved the honour. It showed that the government lacked magnanimity and big heart.”
BJP’s Prakash Javadekar said preparations for elections in Karnataka, Meghalaya, Tripura and Nagaland had been discussed. BJP leaders urged the Congress not to put off polls in Karnataka.