Senior Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Friday expressed grief and sorrow over the demise of LJP founder and Union minister Ram Vilas Pawan. Rahul in a condolence letter to Ram Vilas’ son Chirag mentioned that his father left a lasting imprint on politics and public service.
Ram Vilas Paswan, 74, died at a personal hospital in Delhi on Thursday night after lately present process a coronary heart surgical procedure. The Rajya Sabha MP was the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution within the Modi authorities.
“I am deeply saddened by the sudden demise of your father Shri Ram Vilas Paswan. We have lost a veteran leader who left a lasting imprint on politics and public service in both Bihar and our nation,” Rahul mentioned within the letter.
“In an illustrious public life spanning over five decades, he gave voice to the most marginalised sections of our society and defended the rights of the poor and the vulnerable. As member of Parliament and Union Minister, he voiced their interests and concerns with passion,” the previous Congress president added.
Paswan was one of the vital famous Dalit leaders of the nation. He based the LJP in 2000, and stepped down as get together president after 19 years in November 2019. His son Chirag now heads the get together that has a powerful base amongst Dalits in Bihar.
Rahul mentioned that Paswan’s unwavering dedication to social justice and equality, His enduring legacy will proceed to encourage folks devoted to public service. “My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time,” he wrote.
Ram Vilas Paswan is the second Central minister to die within the final two months. Earlier in September, MoS for Railways Suresh Angadi died of coronavirus.
Meanwhile, Ram Vilas Paswan will probably be accorded a state funeral, and Law and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will characterize the central authorities on the ceremony in Patna. The funeral is prone to happen in Patna on Saturday. His mortal stays can be flown to Patna in a particular plane, a PTI report mentioned.