Itanagar, April 26: The Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Pema Khandu, expressed his condolences on the death of former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.
He praised Badal’s contributions to strengthening Indian democracy and federalism, calling him a veteran of Indian politics and an Akali Dal patriarch. Badal passed away on Tuesday at the age of 95 at a hospital in Mohali.
The central government declared two days of state mourning on April 26 and 27 throughout the country to honour Badal.
Khandu took to Twitter to express his grief over the loss of the former Punjab chief minister. He said, “Deeply grieved at the demise of former Chief Minister of Punjab Parkash Singh Badal ji.”
Deeply grieved at the demise of former Chief Minister of Punjab Shri Parkash Singh Badal ji.
A veteran of Indian politics and SAD patriarch, he will always be remembered for his colossal contributions to strengthen Indian democracy and the spirit of federalism.
— Pema Khandu པདྨ་མཁའ་འགྲོ་། (@PemaKhanduBJP) April 25, 2023
Khandu highlighted Badal’s achievements in Indian politics, stating that he would be remembered for his significant contributions to strengthening Indian democracy and federalism.
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Badal served as the Chief Minister of Punjab five times and was considered a key figure in the state’s political landscape. He was a founding member of the Akali Dal and served as the party’s president for several years. Throughout his political career, Badal played a critical role in the development of Punjab and worked tirelessly to promote the interests of the state’s residents.
The central government’s announcement of two days of state mourning indicates the importance of Badal’s contributions to Indian politics. The country mourns the loss of a seasoned politician who devoted his life to public service and left a lasting impact on Indian democracy. His legacy will continue to inspire future generations of Indian politicians to work for the betterment of their communities and country.