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Ailing Vajpayee to celebrate Holi with party workers

March 21, 2008 12:28 IST

Listening to the wishes of thousands of his admirers and friends, former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will celebrate Holi at his residence in New Delhi on Saturday.

BJP all-India secretary Vijay Goel, who was an MoS in the Prime Minister's Office during the National Democratic Alliance regime, said Vajpayee would receive visitors between 11 am and 1 pm.

The visitors will be served gujias and kachouris on the occasion.

 Vajpayee, who has not been keeping well for quite some time, agreed to the wishes of thousands of his admirers and friends to meet them on the occasion of 'Holi' -- as he used to do in the past -- at his residence, Goel said.

Due to his health problems, Mr Vajpayee missed the book launch of the party's prime ministerial candidate L K Advani's autobiography on Wednesday, though he deputed his daughter and son-in-law to attend the function.