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Ajit Singh, Former Union Minister and RLD Chief, Dies of Covid-19 at Gurgaon Hospital

Rashtriya Lok Dal chief and former Union minister Ajit Singh dies of Covid-19

Rashtriya Lok Dal chief and former Union minister Ajit Singh dies of Covid-19

Former Union minister and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) leader Ajit Singh passed away at a Gurgaon hospital on Thursday morning battling COVID19, his family said. He was 82.

Former Union minister and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) leader Ajit Singh passed away at a Gurgaon hospital on Thursday morning battling COVID-19, his family said. He was 82.

Singh, the son of former prime minister Chaudhary Charan Singh, was diagnosed positive for COVID-19 on April 20, the family said in a statement.

“With a heavy heart I inform you that Ch Ajit Singh passed away today, the 6th May, 2021 at 8:20 am battling Covid. He was being treated in a private Hospital and was in the ICU and also on ventilator support from the last few days," Samarpal Singh, Personal Secretary of Ajit Singh said.

Ajit Singh served as Member of Parliament for 8 terms including one term as a Member of the Rajya Sabha. He served as Union Minister for four times. He was deeply connected to the grassroots and was one of the influential leaders among farmers.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences at the passing of the RLD chief and said that he was always committed to the cause of the farmers.

BJP Chief JP Nadda also expressed condolences.

Ajit Singh’s secretary also requested supporters and party workers not to come to Delhi to visit family or express grief in view of the Covid-19 protocols.

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first published:May 06, 2021, 10:02 IST