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LJP Leader Ram Vilas Paswan Passes Away At The Age Of 74

'Miss you papa', says son and Lok Janshakti Party chief Chirag Paswan on Twitter, President, Prime Minister condole death,

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LJP Leader Ram Vilas Paswan Passes Away At The Age Of 74
Ram Vilas Paswan
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LJP Leader Ram Vilas Paswan Passes Away At The Age Of 74
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2020-10-09T00:02:06+05:30

Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Ram Vilas Paswan passed away in a Delhi hospital on Thursday.  He was 74. 

The Union Minister, who recently underwent heart surgery, was due to undergo another surgery in a few days, his son and LJP chief Chirag Paswan told media. 

"Miss you Papa," Chirag Paswan posted on Twittter, with a picture of him as a young child being hugged by his father.  

Ram Vilas Paswan was one of the most recognized Dalit leaders in the country with a career spanning over five decades. He founded the LJP in 2000 and joined the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance in 2004.

Paswan began his political career with Samyukta Socialist Party, and was  elected as a Member of Parliament eight times. He was serving as the Union Minister of Food and Public Distribution in the Narendra Modi-led NDA government.

Various leaders from across the political spectrum expressed their condolences, including President Ramnath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

 "With the demise of Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, the country has lost a visionary leader," wrote President Kovind. 


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