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Ajit Singh, head of the RLD, succumbs to Covid | India News


LUCK: The deadly Corona wave claimed the life of a leading political figure on Thursday when Rashtriya boss Lok Dal (RLD) and former union minister Ajit Singh succumbed to the deadly virus. He was 82 years old.
Singh, the son of stalwart peasant leader and former prime minister Chaudhary Charan Singh, breathed his last at around 8:20 a.m. at a private hospital in Gurgaon, where he was admitted after testing positive for Covid on April 20. His son and RLD Vice President Jayant Chaudhary announced his father’s passing, tweeting: “Chaudhary sahab nahi rahe” (Chaudhary sahab no longer exists).
The Chaudhary family, in a statement, said they appreciated the efforts made by their medical team and the support expressed by their many supporters and supporters. “The last rites of Chaudhary Ajit Singh were carried out in keeping with Covid protocols. At this delicate time, it is our express request not to come to Delhi to visit family or express your grief. At this time, paying full attention to Covid protocols and assisting, if possible, relief efforts will be the appropriate way to pay tribute to Chaudhary Sahab, ”the family said in a statement.
Tributes crossed political lines as news spread of the disappearance of Ajit Singh, a seven-time MP from Baghpat in western UP. Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted that Singh always championed the cause of farmers. He called Singh a capable leader who had responsibilities in various ministries in the past. “My condolences to his family and supporters,” said the prime minister.
UP Governor Anandi Ben Patel, Prime Minister Yogi Adityanath and UP BJP Chief Swatantra Dev Singh also expressed their grief over the death of the RLD Supreme.
Congressional leader Rahul Gandhi, his sister and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also condemned Singh’s passing, saying that his death was a grave loss to Indian politics and society. SP chief Akhilesh Yadav called Ajit Singh a “messiah of farmers and workers.” The head of BSP, Mayawati, paid tribute to Singh and called him a very popular leader among his followers.

Times of India