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Former Union minister Jaswant Singh passes away; PM Modi expresses condolences

27/09/2020 at 8:56 AM

New Delhi, Sep 27: Former Union minister and BJP leader Jaswant Singh passed away on Sunday. He was 82.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences and said, ” Jaswant Singh 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. Jaswant Singh 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.”

Singh was one of the founding members of the Bharatiya Janata Party.

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