Tribune News Service
New Delhi, October 8
Stating that he has lost a friend, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called the passing away of LJP patriarch and Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan a “personal loss”.
The Prime Minister who also tweeted two photographs with Paswan said: “I am saddened beyond words. There is a void in our nation that will perhaps never be filled. Shri Ram Vilas Paswan Ji’s demise is a personal loss. I have lost a friend, valued colleague and someone who was extremely passionate to ensure every poor person leads a life of dignity”
Remembering his political journey PM wrote: “Shri Ram Vilas Paswan Ji rose in politics through hardwork and determination. As a young leader, he resisted tyranny and the assault on our democracy during the Emergency. He was an outstanding Parliamentarian and Minister, making lasting contributions in several policy areas.”
“Working together, shoulder to shoulder with Paswan Ji has been an incredible experience. His interventions during Cabinet Meetings were insightful. From political wisdom, statesmanship to governance issues, he was brilliant. Condolences to his family and supporters. Om Shanti,” the PM wrote hailing the contribution of Paswan as the Food and Consumer Affairs Minister in his Cabinet.