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LJP founder Ram Vilas Paswan dies; condolences pour in

Ram Vilas Paswan, Lok Janshakti Party founder and Union Minister, passed away at a Delhi hospital on Thursday.

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New Delhi Updated on: October 08, 2020 21:33 IST
LPJ founder Ram Vilas Paswan dies
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LPJ founder Ram Vilas Paswan dies

Ram Vilas Paswan, Lok Janshakti Party founder and Union Minister, passed away at a Delhi hospital on Thursday after undergoing a heart surgery. His son and LJP leader Chirag Paswan took to his Twitter handle to inform the demise of his father. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared a picture on his Twitter and wrote, "I am saddened beyond words. There is a void in our nation that will perhaps never be filled. Shri Ram Vilas Paswan Ji’s demise is a personal loss. I have lost a friend, valued colleague and someone who was extremely passionate to ensure every poor person leads a life of dignity."

 In his another tweet, he wrote, "Shri Ram Vilas Paswan Ji rose in politics through hardwork and determination. As a young leader, he resisted tyranny and the assault on our democracy during the Emergency. He was an outstanding Parliamentarian and Minister, making lasting contributions in several policy areas."

Meanwhile, President Ram Nath Kovid mourned over the demise of the union minister and shared a couple of tweets. 

BJP leader and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari also tweeted to shower his condolences. 

Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu tweeted, "Extremely saddened by the demise of senior leader Sri Ram Vilas Paswan Ji. He was a towering leader who leaves behind a rich political legacy which will remain unparalleled for a long time. The nation will truly miss him and his selfless service!"

Rajya Sabha member from Gujarat Ahmed Patel expressed his shock over the Paswan's death. 

Congress leader Kapil Sibal paid condolences. 

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