Former Union minister Sharad Yadav passes away at 75
NEW DELHI: Former Union minister and senior Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Sharad Yadav passed away on Thursday. He was 75.
His daughter Subhashini Yadav shared the news of his demise on Facebook. “My father is no more,” she said on Facebook.
The veteran politician died at a private hospital in Gurugram. A statement from the Fortis Memorial Research Institute said Yadav was brought to the emergency ward in an unconscious and unresponsive state.
“On examination, he did not have any pulse or recordable blood pressure. He underwent CPR as per ACLS protocols. Despite best efforts, he could not be revived and was declared dead at 10.19 pm,” the statement added.
“Pained by the passing away of Shri Sharad Yadav Ji. In his long years in public life, he distinguished himself as MP and Minister. He was greatly inspired by Dr. Lohia’s ideals. I will always cherish our interactions. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Twitter.
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— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1673546356000
Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge also expressed condolences over his demise – “Serving the country as a former Union Minister and an outstanding Parliamentarian for decades, he strengthened the politics of equality,” he wrote on Twitter.
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— Mallikarjun Kharge (@kharge) 1673546511000
Sharad Yadav had formed Loktantrik Janata Dal in 2018 miffed with Janata Dal (United) returning to an alliance with the BJP in Bihar.
He was elected to Lok Sabha seven times and to Rajya Sabha thrice from JD(U). He was the first national president of JD (U) since its formation in 2003 till year 2016.
He was disqualified from Rajya Sabha and removed from party leadership positions for engaging in anti-party activities.
He is survived by his wife, daughter and a son.