New Delhi: Senior BJP leader and union minister for rural development Gopinath Munde died in a road accident in Delhi today. He was 64.
Mr Munde was on his way to the Delhi airport when his car met with an accident at around 6.20 this morning in the Moti Bagh area of the capital.
ON TWITTER, POLITICAL LEADERS PAY THEIR RESPECTS:
Extremely saddened & shocked by the demise of my friend & colleague Gopinath Munde ji. His demise is a major loss for the Nation & the Govt. Gopinath Munde ji was a true mass leader. Hailing from backward sections of society, he rose to great heights & tirelessly served people. My tributes to a dynamic leader whose premature demise leaves a void hard to fill. Condolences to Munde ji’s family. We stand by them in this hour of grief.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Shocked to hear the sad demise of Gopinath Munde a personal friend and a great leader. My heartfelt condolences to the Family.
Digvijaya Singh, General Secretary of All India Congress Committee
Shocked at the sudden demise of Shri Gopinath Munde ji. My deepest condolences to his family and followers. We will all miss his presence.
Gujrat CM Anandiben Patel
Saddened to hear the untimely death of our beloved Rural Development Minister Shri Gopinath Munde. My sincere condolences
Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Absolutely shocked to hear about Mundeji’s tragic demise. Just last week on a flight, he was recounting our families’ friendship. RIP
Former union minister Milind Deora
Sudden demise of Sh. Mundeji has shocked & saddened me nd my party. In him I hv personally lost a friend who always believed in the empowerment of the poor & the deprived communities. I pray to God that His family gets immense power to overcome this irreparable grief
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad
Shocking & sad to know about Gopinath Munde ji’s death in a road accident. Great loss to NDA. My condolences to the family
N Chandrababu Naidu, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister
I am shocked to know about sudden demise of my senior colleague Shri Gopinath Munde. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.
Union Minister of External Affairs and senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj
Shocking news of demise of Gopinath Munde at his political peak. Sincere condolences to Munde family, BJP & his Government colleagues
Congress Leader and MP Shashi Tharoor
Deeply saddened & shocked by the news of Sh. Gopinath Munde’s untimely demise. May he rest in peace.
Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje
Extremely saddened & deeply hurt wt the sudden demise of my friend & Colleague Gopinath Mundeji.He was truly a mass leader of Maharashtra.
Prakash Javadekar, Minister of State
Very sorry to hear about the tragic & untimely death of Gopinath Munde. May his soul rest in peace & I pray his family find strength.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah
Shocking news of Mr Gopinath Munde’s sad demise. We have lost a dynamic mass leader. My heartfelt condolences
Sharad Pawar, NCP leader
V sad to hear the demise of Sh Gopinath Munde. Heartfelt condolence to bereaved family. May his soul rest in peace
Former Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
Shaken at the News of Gopinath Munde passing away. I have lost a friend.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley
Shocked and pained at the untimely death of Shri Munde- a big loss to the nation. Our condolences to the family.
Congress leader Ajay Maken