Sharad Yadav, a veteran politician and former leader of the JD(U), passed away. Leaders from all political parties expressed their condolences. Nitish Kumar, the chief minister of Bihar and the leader of the JD(U), expressed sorrow and grief over Yadav’s passing, saying it had resulted in “irreparable loss in the social and political sphere.”
Saddened by the demise of former Union Minister Sharad Yadav. I had a very deep relation with Sharad Yadav ji. I am shocked and saddened by the news of his demise. He was a strong socialist leader. His demise has caused irreparable loss in the social and political sphere. May his soul rest in peace,” Nitish Kumar said in a tweet in Hindi.
Bihar deputy chief minister and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, with whose party the veteran socialist leader had merged his Loktantrik Janata Dal a couple of years ago, in a video message said on Twitter said it was a great loss for the socialist fraternity.
“It is a great loss for the socialist fraternity, coming close on the heels of the demise of Netaji (Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav),” he said.
The senior leader was brought to the emergency in a “unconscious and unresponsive state,” according to a statement from the Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon, and was pronounced dead at 10.19 p.m. He was 75.
His wife, son, and daughters all survive him.
Long suffering from kidney-related problems, Sharad Yadav frequently had dialysis.
The body of the politician would be sent to his native village in Madhya Pradesh for final rites, according to Yadav’s son-in-law Raj Kamal Rao.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “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.”