President Ram Nath Kovind extended condolences to the family and supporters of the deceased Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan.
He said, with the demise of Mr. Paswan, the nation has lost a visionary leader.
Mr. Kovind remembered him as one of the most active and longest-serving members of parliament. He said, Mr. Paswan was the voice of the oppressed, and championed the cause of the marginalized. Mr. Kovind said, Mr. Paswan was a firebrand socialist in youth who was mentored by the likes of Jayaprakash Narayan during anti-Emergency movement. He said, the leader had enviable rapport with the masses and ardently strove for their welfare.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief over the demise of Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan. Terming it as a personal loss, Mr. Modi said the void caused due to the death of the leader will perhaps never be filled.
He said, he has not only lost a friend and a valued colleague but also someone who was extremely passionate to ensure that every poor person leads a life of dignity.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar has expressed condolences to the family of the deceased Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan.
The Minister said that Mr. Paswan fought for the rights and issues of the downtrodden and backward classes in the country throughout his life. He also remembered him as an active and lively cabinet minister and leader.