Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief and former Union minister Chaudhary Ajit Singh passed away on May 6 at the age of 82.
Ajit Singh dies after being diagnosed with Covid-19. Singh had contracted Covid 19 on April 20th and was undergoing treatment at a Gurgaon hospital after he tested positive. His condition worsened on Wednesday night and the leader breathed his last on Thursday morning.
Ajit Singh was a seven-time Lok Sabha Member of Parliament (MP) from Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh. He also served as Union Minister for Civil Aviation, Agriculture, and Food Processing Industries in different governments.
The son of Chaudhary Charan Singh, a former Prime Minister, Ajit Singh was first elected as a Rajya Sabha MP in 1986.
Ajit Singh’s son Jayant Chaudhary took to Twitter and shared the sad news of Ajit Singh’s demise.
— Jayant Chaudhary (@jayantrld) May 6, 2021
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also offered condolences and appreciate the late leader for his wonderful work.
PM Modi tweeted in Hindi, “The death of former Union Minister Chaudhary Ajit Singh ji is extremely sad. He was always devoted to the interests of the farmers. He efficiently discharged the responsibilities of several departments at the center. My condolences to his family and fans in this hour of mourning. om Shanti!”
पूर्व केंद्रीय मंत्री चौधरी अजित सिंह जी के निधन से अत्यंत दुख हुआ है। वे हमेशा किसानों के हित में समर्पित रहे। उन्होंने केंद्र में कई विभागों की जिम्मेदारियों का कुशलतापूर्वक निर्वहन किया। शोक की इस घड़ी में मेरी संवेदनाएं उनके परिजनों और प्रशंसकों के साथ हैं। ओम शांति!
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 6, 2021
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter and offered condolences.
राष्ट्रीय लोक दल प्रमुख अजित सिंह जी के असमय निधन का समाचार दुखद है।
उनके परिवार व प्रियजनों को मेरी संवेदनाएँ। pic.twitter.com/m4iZ9SAC93
Also Read :- As many as 50 lakh died in India; worst human tragedy since partition: US study on Covid
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi)May 6, 2021
Chaudhary Ji’s contribution to the welfare of farmer community will always be fondly remembered.
Om Shanti. 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/dmABB0XeRR
— Saral Patel (@SaralPatel) May 6, 2021