Sunday, October 17, 2021

PM Modi, Congress Chief Sonia condoles demise of Virbhadra Singh

Condoling the death of veteran Congress leader and former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he played a pivotal role in the state and served its people.

The 87-year-old Singh died in Shimla early Thursday after a prolonged illness.

A nine-time MLA and five-time MP, Singh served as Himachal Pradesh chief minister for six times.

Paying tributes Modi said, “Shri Virbhadra Singh Ji had a long political career, with rich administrative and legislative experience. He played a pivotal role in Himachal Pradesh and served the people of the state. Saddened by his demise. Condolences to his family and supporters. Om Shanti.

Expressing her deepest condolences, Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi said the veteran Congressperson leaves behind a legacy of nearly six decades of service to the people of Himachal Pradesh and the nation.

“Popular for his affable and grounded nature, he remained close to people brought about far reaching positive changes through his administrative acumen,” she said in her condolence message.

The nine-time MLA and five-time MP is survived by wife Pratibha Singh and son Vikramaditya Singh.

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