NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his last respects to Union Minister and Lok Janashakti Party (LJP) leader Ram Vilas Paswan at the latter’s residence in New Delhi on Friday (October 9). BJP President JP Nadda, Union Ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad and Giriraj Singh also paid their respects to the departed leader.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also consoled Ram Vilas Paswan’s wife and son Chirag Paswan.
#WATCH Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays last respects to Union Minister and LJP leader Ram Vilas Paswan at the latter’s residence.
The LJP leader passed away yesterday. pic.twitter.com/rDgRrHl7aT
— ANI (@ANI) October 9, 2020
Earlier on Friday, Ram Vilas Paswan‘s mortal remains were taken to his residence in the national capital from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), where he breathed his last on Thursday. Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan among others were present at the AIIMS this morning.
Meanwhile, flags at Rashtrapati Bhavan and Parliament are flying at half-mast to condole the demise of the Union Minister.
As a mark of respect to Cabinet Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, who passed away on Thursday, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) announced that the National flag will be flown at half-mast on Friday in the national capital and capitals of all States and Union Territories (UTs) where it is regularly flown, and also on the day of the funeral at the place where the funeral will take place.
According to the MHA, it has also been decided that state funeral will be accorded to Paswan.Union Minister and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) founder Ram Vilas Paswan passed away at the age of 74 on Thursday. His son Chirag Paswan broke the news on his Twitter handle.
Paswan recently underwent heart surgery in Delhi.