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Published On: Fri, Oct 9th, 2020

The body of Ram Vilas Paswan to be Cremated in Patna on Saturday

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NEW DELHI : The body of the late Union Minister and former LJP President Ram Vilas Paswan will attain Patna on Friday night. After reaching Patna, his body will be introduced to the LJP’s workplace on Shaheed Pir Ali Khan Marg.
The body will be saved within the celebration workplace for a last darshan until late Friday night time. He will be cremated on Saturday. Paswan’s body was saved for his final go to at his official residence, the place a number of leaders together with the President, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his final tribute.

A state funeral will also be accorded to the Union minister. The cremation is likely to take place in Patna on October 10, Saturday.
President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi were among those who condoled the demise of Union minister and veteran leader Ram Vilas Paswan, saying he had an enviable rapport with the masses and ardently strove for their welfare.
Ram Vilas Paswan, one of the most prominent Dalit leaders of the country who had been a part of several governments headed by rival parties, died on Thursday at the age of 74.A meeting of the Union Cabinet has been convened on Friday to express condolences over the minister’s demise, officials said.
The Union Home Ministry has announced the national flag will fly at half mast in Delhi and capitals of all states and union territories on Friday as a mark of respect to Paswan. A state funeral will also be accorded to the Union minister.
In a statement, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute said Paswan was admitted with heart failure and kidney shut down and managed on medication and subsequently by dialysis. He was later put on ventilator and ECMO support for failing heart and lungs and also underwent surgery.
He was a minister in central governments headed by parties of contrasting ideological persuasions, ranging from the Janata Dal to the Congress and the BJP, since 1989. Whoever might be his ally, he took pride in describing himself as a socialist and secular politician by conviction.
He served as a minister in governments headed by V P Singh, H D Deve Gowda, I K Gujaral, Atal Bihar Vajpayee, Manmohan Singh and now Narendra Modi.









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