Senior Congress chief and former Union Minister L.P. Shahi died early on Saturday on the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in right here. He was 98.
“He was shifted to AIIMS on Thursday after he complained of chest ache,” Shahi’s daughter-in-law, Veena Shahi, informed IANS from Patna.
“He handed away round three a.m.,” she stated, including that his mortal stays will probably be dropped at Patna in night. The ultimate rites would happen on Sunday within the Bihar capital, she added.
The Congress veteran from Bihar was elected as MLA in 1980, defeating Jai Narain Prasad Nishad of the Janata Occasion. He grew to become MP from Muzaffarpur in 1984 and later served because the Schooling and Tradition Minister.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi condoled Laliteshwar Prasad Shahi’s demise saying his loss will probably be felt by all occasion leaders.
“The lack of L.P. Shahi, freedom fighter, former Union Minister and CWC (Congress Working Committee) member will probably be felt by all of us within the Congress Occasion.
“My ideas and prayers are together with his household of their time of grief. Might his soul relaxation in peace,” Gandhi tweeted.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar additionally condoled the demise and stated: “With Shahi’s demise, society has misplaced an ideal chief and social employee. It’s an irreparable loss to politics and society.”
Former Bihar Chief Minister and Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular) chief Jitan Ram Manjhi in his condolence message stated, “Bihar has misplaced an ideal chief and a actually scholar. And personally it’s a giant loss for me.”