Remembering Ram Vilas Paswan : An Exemplary Leader And The Voice Of The Oppressed
The immortal remains of the Union Minister, who passed away yesterday, will be kept at his Delhi residence where PM Modi and President Kovind are expected to pay their last respects
As Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan breathed his last in a Delhi hospital yesterday, many leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind are expected to pay their last respects to the veteran politician today.
Sources reveal that Paswan’s immortal remains may be taken to his home state of Bihar in the afternoon for his last rites. Before that, his body will be kept in his official residence in the capital for his colleagues and followers.
The nine-time Lok Sabha Member and Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament had an illustrious career spanning over five decades. The founder of the Lok Janshakti Party was born in a Dalit family and became the voice of the downtrodden and poor sections of the society. The popular legislator worked in the cabinet of six prime ministers and headed more than 12 ministries. He was one of the few administrators who shared a great reputation with counterparts across parties and political outfits.
The prime minister in his tweet wrote that Paswan will be remembered for his unwavering commitment to social justice. Vice President Venkaiah Naidu called the JDU founder an exemplary parliamentarian who served his people till the end and always strove for the empowerment of the marginalized.
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