Leaders of political events in Tamil Nadu on Thursday expressed condolences on the passing of Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan.
Expressing shock over the loss of life of Lok Janshakti Party chief, Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam stated, “My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.”
DMK president M.Ok. Stalin stated, “Heartfelt condolences to Chirag Paswan and his family on the demise of Thiru Ram Vilas Paswan, Founder of @LJP4India and Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution. Indian politics has lost a dynamic leader today.”
MDMK founder Vaiko stated that Mr. Paswan cared about Sri Lankan Tamils. “He sought justice for them in Parliament and said that a separate Tamil Eelam is the solution. He also came and participated in the commemorative event in Marina beach organised by May 17 Movement. He lived his life for the oppressed,” he stated.
Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president Ok.S. Alagiri stated, “Mr. Paswan fought for the rights of Dalits and his untimely death has come at a time when his party is getting ready to contest the Bihar Assembly election alone. It is a big loss. I offer my condolences to his son and party members.”
PMK founder S. Ramadoss stated Mr. Paswan was one among his closest pals amongst politicians lively in nationwide politics. “He has participated in several events organised by the Pattali Makkal Katchi in Tamil Nadu and New Delhi, including an event in 1992 for Tamil Rights Conference.”
“Deeply saddened to hear about the demise of Lok Janshakti Party President and Hon’ble Union Minister #Ram Vilas Paswan. A veteran leader, he will be remembered for his work to emancipate Dalits and the downtrodden. My heartfelt condolences to his bereaved family,” tweeted VCK chief Thol. Thirumavalavan.
Puthiya Tamilagam founder Krishnasamy stated he was saddened to know in regards to the loss of life of his good friend, Mr. Paswan, who has been Union Minister and the voice of the unique inhabitants of India in Parliament. “He has been an important part of Indian politics for over 50 years. His death is a big loss for weaker sections of the society.”