New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid respects to late Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan at latter’s residence in Janpath, New Delhi.
President Kovind paid his respects to late Shri Ram Vilas Paswan, Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, at his residence 12, Janpath, New Delhi. pic.twitter.com/QPqh3u9jga
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) October 9, 2020
Paid respects to late Shri Ram Vilas Paswan Ji. His unwavering commitment to social justice will always be remembered. pic.twitter.com/QaklVGclx5
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 9, 2020
Ram Vilas Paswan, one of the tallest Dalit leaders in Bihar and founder of the Lok Janshakti Party, passed away at the age of 74 on Thursday. He was the Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution in the Narendra Modi cabinet.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also visited his residence and paid condolences to the family.
— ANI (@ANI) October 9, 2020
In his role as food minister, Paswan oversaw the world’s biggest food welfare programme, under which the government gives low-cost rice and wheat to India’s millions of poor people.