Former Defence minister Jaswant Singh dies at 82, PM Modi condoles his death

Founding member of BJP and former union minister of Defence, External affairs, and finance, jaswant Sigh died today. He was in coma at Army’s Research and Referral hospital in Delhi after he fell in his bathroom in 2014 and had a serious head injury.

PM Modi expressed his grief in a tweet. He said, Jaswant Singh Ji served our nation diligently, first as a soldier and later during his long association with politics. During Atal Ji’s Government, he handled crucial portfolios and left a strong mark in the worlds of finance, defence and external affairs. Saddened by his demise.

Defence minister Rajnath Singh said, “Deeply pained by the passing away of veteran BJP leader and former Minister, Shri Jaswant Singh ji. He served the nation in several capacities including the charge of Raksha Mantri. He distinguished himself as an effective Minister and Parliamentarian.”

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