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Former UM and RLD chief Ajit Singh dies after contracting Covid-19

By Priyanka Verma 
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Former UM and RLD chief Ajit Singh dies after contracting Covid-19

Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief and former Union minister Chaudhary Ajit Singh passed away on May 6 at the age of 82.

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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.

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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!”

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter and offered condolences.

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