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Senior SP leader Yashpal Singh passes away

Press Trust of India  |  Saharanpur 

Senior Samajwadi Party leader and former state Minister Chaudhary Yashpal Singh passed away in a Delhi hospital, his family members said.

He was 94.

Singh's son, Chaudhary Rudrasen said that his father was admitted to Delhi's Escorts hospital due to some respiratory problems about a month and half ago.

He breathed his last at 11 pm yesterday.

The body of the former national vice president of SP has been kept at his home at Titro for public to pay their last respect.

Before joining the SP in 2011 Singh also worked with the BJP and Congress party.

In 1977, when he was in the Congress, he was the only leader from the party to win a MLA seat in the entire Meerut-Saharanpur division.

He was also at the forefront when Indira Gandhi relaunched her comeback campaign after the 1977 drubbing.

Singh is survived by his two sons.

First Published: Sun, December 13 2015. 15:28 IST