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Veteran leader, long-time Parliamentarian: Mamata condoles Paswan's death

She extended her condolences to his family members, colleagues and admirers

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Ram Vilas Paswan | Mamata Banerjee | Chirag Paswan

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Ram Vilas Paswan | File photo
Paswan, who was the Lok Janshakti Party patron, had undergone a heart surgery at a hospital in Delhi a few days ago. | File photo

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata

Banerjee on Thursday expressed deep grief over the passing away of union minister

She extended her condolences to his family members, colleagues and admirers.

"Deeply saddened to hear the news of the passing away of Ji. He was a veteran politician, leader and a long-time Parliamentarian. My condolences to his family, colleagues and his many admirers," Banerjee tweeted.

Paswan (74) died on Thursday, his son tweeted.

Paswan, who was the Lok Janshakti Party patron, had undergone a heart surgery at a hospital in Delhi a few days ago.

He had been in active politics for more than five decades and was one of the country''s most noted Dalit leaders.

He was the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Thu, October 08 2020. 23:45 IST
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