Ram Vilas Paswan Dies; Prakash Javadekar Mourns Loss

Ram Vilas Paswan was the Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution. Watch what Prakash Javadekar said on his demise.

As a mark of respect to Cabinet Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, who passed away on Thursday (October 8), the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) announced that the National Flag will be flown at half-mast on Friday in Delhi and Capitals of all States and Union Territories where it is regularly flown, and also on the day of the funeral at the place where the funeral will take place. Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said, “The demise of Ram Vilas Paswan ji is very sad news. He used to fight for all the Dalit and backward groups throughout his life. He was very active in the cabinet. He had great faith in Prime Minister Modi ji.”

According to MHA, it has also been decided that a State Funeral will be accorded to Paswan. Union Minister and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) founder Ram Vilas Paswan passed away at 74 on Thursday. His son Chirag Paswan broke the news on his Twitter handle. Paswan recently underwent heart surgery in Delhi. He has served as the Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution in central government. Reactions from the political fraternity pouring condolences for Paswan and termed his demise as a great loss for Indian politics and country.

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