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RLD founder Ajit Singh succumbs to Covid-19

Thursday, May 6, 2021 • Tamil Comments

Chaudhary Ajit Singh is no more. A former Union Minister, Singh founded the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) and was instrumental in shaping its policies for many years.

Aged 82, Singh's health condition deteriorated after he contracted coronavirus in April. Doctors couldn't save him.

Condolences are pouring in from across the country.

Former AP Chief Minister and TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu tweeted, "Deeply saddened to learn about the passing away of my friend and Rashtriya Lok Dal supremo, Sri Chaudhary Ajit Singh Ji. A true farmer leader, he fought battles for farmers' welfare from the streets to the Parliament."

Mourning his loos, Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy wrote, "I am truly sad that my good friend for over 35 years, Ajit Singh son of Charan Singh died today due to Coronavirus. He was simple and straight forward with me all his life. In the late 1980s and thereafter he held many Ministerial posts." MK Stalin, the new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, wrote "I am deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Ajit Singh, former Union Minister and President, Rashtriya Lok Dal."

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