Ram Vilas Paswan cremated with full state honours
10 October, 2020 | Rakshanda Afrin
Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan was cremated today at Patna's Janardhan Ghat with full state honours. Son and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Chirag Paswan performed the last rites in presence of s...
Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan was cremated today at Patna’s Janardhan Ghat with full state honours. Paswan’s son and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Chirag Paswan performed the last rites. The LJP founder breathed his last in Delhi at the age of 74 on Thursday night after suffering long from health complications. As soon as the mortal remains of the Dalit leader arrived in Patna this morning thousands of supported started chanting slogans and paying their last tributes.
The funeral witnessed massive crowds who had gathered to bid farewell and catch the last glimpse of the veteran political figure. At the cremation site, many senior political leaders were present including Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad who was representing the Centre along with senior BJP leaders. Bihar’s Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav were also present.
The leaders had also placed wreaths on the coffin bearing Paswan’s body after it was flown into Patna. Hundreds of supporters came into the streets to gather outside the leader’s residence. Many were seen chanting slogans with teary eyes bidding farewell to their common man’s leader. The LJP leader was known for his humble background who strongly articulated concerns of Dalits and the common man.
#WATCH Bihar: Last rites ceremony of Ram Vilas Paswan being performed by his son Chirag Paswan, at Digha ghat in Patna.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, Union Ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad & Nityanand Rai, Deputy CM Shushil Modi & RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav also present. pic.twitter.com/jk0Mu12sC3
— ANI (@ANI) October 10, 2020
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Kovind, Prakash Javedkar, J P Nada, Shashi Tharoor and Congress MP Rahul Gandhi were among the several people who paid their tributes to Paswan at his official 12 Janpath residence at New Delhi where he lived for more than three decades. Paswan held the portfolio of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution in the centre.
पापा….अब आप इस दुनिया में नहीं हैं लेकिन मुझे पता है आप जहां भी हैं हमेशा मेरे साथ हैं।
Miss you Papa… pic.twitter.com/Qc9wF6Jl6Z
— युवा बिहारी चिराग पासवान (@iChiragPaswan) October 8, 2020
आज पटना के दीघा घाट पर गंगा के किनारे स्वर्गीय राम विलास पासवान जी के पंचतत्वों में विलीन होने के पहले, प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी जी की ओर से पुष्पांजलि अर्पित कर पुण्यात्मा को अंतिम विदाई दी।
ॐ शान्ति! pic.twitter.com/aq5FdUmICT
— Ravi Shankar Prasad (@rsprasad) October 10, 2020