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Former Defence Minister Jaswant Singh Passes Away

New Delhi: Former Defence Minister Jaswant Singh handed away early Sunday, stated an official assertion from the R&R Hospital right here. He was 82.

The previous Union Minister was a detailed aide of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpaee he had dealt with essential portfolios through the late PM’s tenure and was a strong chief of his time.

“Major Jaswant Singh (Retd), former Cabinet Minister, passed away at 6.55 a.m. today. He was admitted on 25 June and was being treated for Sepsis with Multiorgan Dysfunction Syndrome. He had a cardiac arrest this morning. His Covid status is negative” stated the assertion.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the demise of the previous minister on Twitter.

“Jaswant Singh Ji will be remembered for his unique perspective on matters of politics and society,” stated PM Modi.

“ He also contributed to the strengthening of the BJP. I will always remember our interactions. Condolences to his family and supporters. Om Shanti,” he added.

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

“Shri Jaswant Singhji would be remembered for his intellectual capabilities and 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.

Condolences have began pouring in. Speaker Om Birla additionally remembered Singh as an environment friendly politician and Military officer.

(IANS)

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