Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. (Credit: Twitter)
The veteran Congress chief mentioned Ram Vilas Paswan was a mass chief with a large reputation, which was evident from the truth that he gained Parliament elections with a document majority from his constituency.
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Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday condoled the demise of Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan saying he was an environment friendly administrator who labored intently with him and was a mass chief with a large reputation.
In his condolence letter to Ram Vilas Paswan’s son, Chirag Paswan, who’s an MP from Jamui in Bihar and is the present president of the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), the previous Prime Minister mentioned, “I have learnt with profound sorrow about the passing away of your beloved father. He was an important Dalit leader face in the Central government of many parties.”
Recalling his stint with Ram Vilas Paswan from 2004 to 2014 through the United Progressive Alliance 1 and a couple of governments on the Centre, Manmohan Singh mentioned, “I have very warm recollections of my association with him as a member of the UPA government which I led in 2004. The veteran socialist leader was also a very efficient administrator who worked very closely with me as a Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers, and also served as Minister in various ministries.”
The veteran Congress chief mentioned Ram Vilas Paswan was a mass chief with a large reputation, which was evident from the truth that he gained Parliament elections with a document majority from his constituency. Singh mentioned, Paswan, was additionally a pacesetter who was liked and revered by all irrespective of their political leniency.
“In his death, the country has lost one of its greatest Dalit and socialist leaders, who always stood for the cause of poor and downtrodden of the scoiety,” he mentioned.
The LJP founder breathed his final in a personal hospital right here, the place he had been admitted for the final a number of days and likewise underwent a coronary heart surgical procedure final weekend. His mortal stays had been dropped at his residence right here at 12 Janpath, the place President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several other different dignitaries paid their final tributes.
Long queues of supporters of the LJP chief had been witnessed outdoors his residence who had come to pay their final respects. His physique will likely be flown to Patna later within the day, the place it will likely be stored on the LJP’s Patna workplace on Saturday for the social gathering supporters to pay their tributes. His physique will likely be cremated with full state honours on Saturday in Patna.
The nationwide flag was flown at half mast in Delhi and the capitals of all of the states and union territories as a mark of respect to Cabinet Minister Ram Vilas Paswan.
The Union Ministry of Home Affairs issued a notification on this regard on Thursday, saying that the flag can be flown at half mast on the day and on the place the place his funeral takes place.