The Union Cabinet on Thursday decided to hold a state funeral for Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, who died in a helicopter crash on Wednesday.
The tricolour was flown at half-mast in Delhi and the State capitals and will remain so on Friday. All Central government offices in Andhra Pradesh will remain closed on Friday.
Chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the Cabinet meeting adopted a resolution placing on record its deep sense of grief and loss and extending its condolences to Dr. Reddy’s family and the people of the State.