Former Union Minister and BJP leader Jaswant Singh passes away at 82

By Rajan Nath - September 27, 2020 9:09 am

Jaswant Singh Death: Former Union Minister and ex-BJP leader Jaswant Singh on Sunday passed away at the age of 82. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rajnath Singh along with several political leaders remembered his service to the nation as a soldier and later as a Union minister.

PM Narendra Modi, on Jaswant Singh Death, tweeted: "Jaswant Ji served our nation diligently, first as a soldier and later during his long association with politics. During Atal Ji’s Government, he handled crucial portfolios and left a strong mark in the worlds of finance, defence, and external affairs. Saddened by his demise."

educareIn another tweet, PM Modi wrote: "Jaswant Ji will be remembered for his unique perspective on matters of politics and society. He also contributed to the strengthening of the BJP. I will always remember our interactions. Condolences to his family and supporters. Om Shanti."

"Spoke to Shri Manvendra Singh and expressed condolences on the unfortunate demise of Shri Jaswant Singh Ji. True to his nature, Jaswant Ji fought his illness with immense courage for the last six years," he added.

Likewise, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, tweeted: "Deeply pained by the passing away of veteran BJP leader & former Minister, Shri Jaswant Singh ji. He served the nation in several capacities including the charge of Raksha Mantri. He distinguished himself as an effective Minister and Parliamentarian."

"Shri Jaswant Singh ji would be remembered for his intellectual capabilities and a stellar record in service to the nation. He also played a key role in strengthening the BJP in Rajasthan. Condolences to his family and supporters in this sad hour. Om Shanti," he added.

Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said "Very sad to hear about the demise of Sh Jaswant Singh Ji. He worked for the country all his life, whether inside the govt or outside. May his soul rest in peace." 

-PTC News

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