PM, Rajnath express condolences on death of Jaswant Singh

New Delhi, Sep 27: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday expressed their condolences on the death of veteran BJP leader and former Defence Minister, Jaswant Singh.

In his condolence message, the PM 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.

Jaswant Singh Ji will be remembered for his unique perspective on matters of politics and society. He also contributed to the strengthening of the BJP. I will always remember our interactions. Condolences to his family and supporters. Om Shanti.’

The PM conveyed his condolences to Jaswant Singh’s son Manvendra Singh.

‘Spoke to Mr Manvendra Singh and expressed condolences on the unfortunate demise of Shri Jaswant Singh Ji. True to his nature, Jaswant Ji fought his illness with immense courage for the last six years,’ the PM said.

Condoling the death of Jaswant Singh, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said, ‘Deeply pained by the passing away of veteran BJP leader & 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.

Jaswant Singh ji would be remembered for his intellectual capabilities and a stellar record in service to the nation. He also played a key role in strengthening the BJP in Rajasthan. Condolences to his family and supporters in this sad hour. Om Shanti.’

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