Rising above political affiliations, leaders across parties in Maharashtra expressed their deepest condolences
Rising above political affiliations, leaders across parties in Maharashtra expressed their deepest condolences over the tragic death of Gopinath Munde, the BJP's strongest leader in the State and Union Minister for Rural Development.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan extended his condolences to Mr. Munde’s family. “He was above politics and political parties and worked for people. He claimed his current position in politics after tireless struggle for years,” Mr. Chavan said.
Extremely saddened & shocked by the demise of my friend & colleague Gopinath Munde ji. His demise is a major loss for the Nation & the Govt.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 3, 2014
My tributes to a dynamic leader whose premature demise leaves a void hard to fill.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 3, 2014
Shocking news of Mr Gopinath Munde's sad demise. We have lost a dynamic mass leader. My heartfelt condolences.— Sharad Pawar (@PawarSpeaks) June 3, 2014
V sad to hear the demise of Sh Gopinath Munde. Heartfelt condolence to bereaved family. May his soul rest in peace— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) June 3, 2014
I am shocked to know about sudden demise of my senior colleague Shri Gopinath Munde. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) June 3, 2014
Absolutely shocked to hear about Mundeji's tragic demise. Just last week on a flight, he was recounting our families' friendship. RIP— Milind Deora (@milinddeora) June 3, 2014
CP Smt. Sonia Gandhi conveys her heartfelt condolences on the sudden demise of Shri Gopinath Munde in an unfortunate road accident— INC India (@INCIndia) June 3, 2014
Deeply shocked to know of Shri Gopinath Munde's demise. He was a grassroots leader and known for his concern for poor people and farmers.— Rajnath Singh (@BJPRajnathSingh) June 3, 2014
Saddened to hear the untimely death of our beloved Rural Development Minister Shri Gopinath Munde. My sincere condolences.— ShivrajSingh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) June 3, 2014
Very sorry to hear about the tragic & untimely death of Gopinath Munde. May his soul rest in peace & I pray his family find strength.— Omar Abdullah (@abdullah_omar) June 3, 2014
Shocking news , so sad , condolence to the mundhe family .— Supriya Sule (@supriya_sule) June 3, 2014
Nationalist Congress Party's Maharashtra unit president Bhaskar Jadhav said that the death of Mr. Munde has caused infinite loss to the state and the country. “We have lost a fighter,” he said. “It is difficult to believe that Mundeji is not among us. I am a witness of his years of struggle and have seen the tremendous mass support he enjoyed,” Congress leader and MP Ashok Chavan, told TV channels.
Deeply saddened by the untimely demise of Gopinath Mundeji, whose close association and guidance to BJP Goa will be missed by all.— Manohar Parrikar (@manoharparrikar) June 3, 2014
BJP's alliance partner Shiv Sena too expressed the shock over the death of Mr. Munde. “He was the architect of grand alliance (mahayuti) in Maharashtra that defeated the Congress in Lok Sabha election. He was a man with positive mind and never scared of any challenge,” said senior Sena leader Subhash Desai.
Mr. Desai added that it was his time to deliver the promises he made. “He rose to power after years of struggle. It is a huge loss for us,” he said.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah condoled the death of the BJP leader. "Very sorry to hear about the tragic & untimely death of Gopinath Munde. May his soul rest in peace & I pray his family find strength", Mr. Abdullah tweeted.