Assam CM Recalls Sharad Yadav’s Contribution to ‘Anti-Establishment Politics’

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma expressed condolences for the passing of former Union Minister Sharad Yadav and recalled his role in “anti-establishment politics” in the nation during the 1970s.

In a tweet on January 13, Sarma extended his condolences to the bereaved family. “Sharad Yadav ji was a veteran of the JP Movement and helped shape the contours of new, anti-establishment politics in India in the 1970s. I am sad at his demise. My heartfelt condolences to the family. Om Shanti,” he tweeted.

Yadav, a seasoned politician and former leader of the JD(U), passed away on January 13 at a Gurugram private hospital. He was 75.

His wife, son, and daughters all survive him.

A statement from the Fortis Memorial Research Institute said Yadav was brought to the emergency ward in an unconscious and unresponsive state.

According to Yadav’s associates, he passed away at Fortis hospital in Gurugram on Thursday night after collapsing at his home in Chhatarpur.

The veteran socialist politician had kidney problems for a long period and frequently underwent dialysis.

In response to Yadav’s passing, Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent his sympathies.

“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,” he tweeted.

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge condoled Yadav’s demise and said he strengthened the politics of quality.

The Congress added that the loss Yadav’s death has caused to Indian politics cannot be repaired.

Bihar deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav too expressed sorrow over Yadav’s passing.

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