Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav expressed grief over the death of Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh on Saturday.
Singh, 64, died in Singapore where he was undergoing treatment. He had undergone a kidney transplant in 2011 and was not keeping well for a long time. Adityanath conveyed his condolences to the bereaved family members and described the former SP leader as a senior and experienced politician.
अपनी विशिष्ट कार्यशैली से भारतीय राजनीति पर अमिट प्रभाव डालने वाले मृदुभाषी राजनेता, सांसद श्री अमर सिंह जी का निधन दुःखद है।उनके परिजनों के प्रति मेरी संवेदनाएँ।प्रभु श्री राम से प्रार्थना है कि दिवंगत आत्मा को अपने श्री चरणों में स्थान प्रदान करें।ॐ शांति!— Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) August 1, 2020
Akhilesh Yadav tweeted a photograph of Singh with his father and SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav. "Emotional tributes and condolences on being deprived of Amar Singhji's love and affection," the SP chief wrote on Twitter.
Former Rajya Sabha MP and senior Congress leader Pramod Tewari also condoled the death of Singh, saying that they shared a personal relation.