Ram Vilas Paswan Passes Away At 74, Prime Minister Narendra Modi And Several leaders Pay Rich tributes

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Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan has died his son Chirag Paswan tweeted. Ram Vilas Paswan (74), who was the Lok Janshakti Party patron, had undergone a heart surgery at a hospital in New Delhi a few days ago.

Ram Vilas Paswan who has been in active politics for more than five decades and is one of the country’s most noted Dalit leaders, has been hospitalised for the last few weeks. He was the cabinet minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution in the Modi government.

He entered the Lok Sabha in 1977, as a Janata Party member from Hajipur constituency, was chosen again 1980, 1989, 1996 and 1998, 1999, 2004, and 2014.In 2000, Paswan formed the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) as its president. Subsequently, in 2004, he joined the ruling United Progressive Alliance government and remained a Union Minister in Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers and Ministry of Steel. Paswan won the 2004 Lok Sabha elections, but lost the 2009 elections. After being a member of a Rajya Sabha member from 2010 to 2014, he was elected again to the 16th Lok Sabha in the 2014 Indian general election from Hajipur constituency.

He was cabinet minister in government of Prime Minister VP Singh, Atal Bihari Vajpayee ,HD Deve Gowda, I K Gujral, Dr Manmohan Singh and Narendra Modi. In all he worked with six Prime Ministers

As soon as Ram Vilas Paswan’s passing away came leaders across party lines paid their tributes on Twitter

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Amit Shah, Home Minister

Sharad Pawar, NCP chief

Rahul Gandhi, Former Congress president

Shashi Tharoor, Congress MP

Omar Abdullah , Former J&K Chief Minister

Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister

Lalu Yadav, Former Bihar Chief Minister

HD Deve Gowda , Former Prime Minister

Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Law Minister

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