NEW DELHI: As a mark of respect to Cabinet Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, who handed away on Thursday, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Thursday introduced that the National Flag shall be flown at half-mast on Friday in Delhi and Capitals of all States and UTs the place it’s repeatedly flown, and likewise on the day of the funeral at the place the place the funeral will happen.

According to MHA, it has additionally been determined that State Funeral shall be accorded to Paswan.

Union Minister and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) founder Ram Vilas Paswan handed away at the age of 74 on Thursday. His Son Chirag Paswan broke the information on his Twitter deal with. Paswan just lately underwent coronary heart surgical procedure in Delhi. He has served as the Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution in central authorities.

Reactions from the political fraternity pouring condolences for Paswan and termed his demise as an ideal loss for Indian politics and nation. Paswan who emphatically raised points in regards to the Dalits and voiced issues of the frequent man.

Union Minister of State (MoS) for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale mentioned, “Ram Vilas Paswan ji had a big heart. He strengthened his Lok Janshakti Party and worked towards building a Dalit army in the country. A Dalit leader of our country has left us today, this is a great loss for our society. My deepest condolences to his family.”

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad mentioned, “I want to remember that in 1977 when the Lok Sabha elections were held after the Emergency, Ram Vilas Paswan ji won by more than 5 lakh votes. My humble tribute to him. The country lost one of its true sons.”

Union Home Minister Amit Shah mentioned that Paswan’s absence in Indian politics and Union Cabinet will at all times be felt.

“Modi government will be committed to fulfill his dream of the welfare of poor and development of Bihar. My condolences to his family and supporters. I pray for the peace of the departed soul,” he mentioned.

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar mentioned, “The demise of Ram Vilas Paswan ji is very sad news. He used to fight for all the Dalit and backward groups throughout his life. He was very active in the cabinet. He had great faith in Prime Minister Modi ji.”

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan mentioned that the Country misplaced one of its tallest leaders who at all times advocated for downtrodden, poor, SCs-STs.

“Whether he was in govt or in Opposition, he always represented poorest of poor. I pray to God to give peace to his soul and strength to his family.”

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief JP Nadda mentioned, “We saw him as a firebrand leader, who used to worry about poor and the person at the bottom of the society. Regardless of his ministerial post in any govt, he always befriended all parties. May his soul rest in peace and God gives strength to his family.”

A nine-time member of Lok Sabha, Paswan remained a distinguished chief in nationwide politics for over 4 many years since he entered Lok Sabha from Bihar’s Hajipur in 1977 with a file margin. The victory additionally made it to the Guinness Book of Records.

The seventy-four-year-old chief was a sitting member of Rajya Sabha from Bihar and had been elected to the Upper House of Parliament in 2010 additionally.

Bihar Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) in a launch acknowledged that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has condoled the demise of Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan.

“Kumar states that Paswan was a tall personality of Indian politics – sharp orator, popular leader, able administrator, a strong organiser with an affable personality. Kumar stated that it is a personal loss to him,” the discharge mentioned.

Former Bihar Chief Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Rabri Devi mentioned, “May God provide peace to him and strength to his family. This is a loss for the entire politics in Bihar, people are sad. The entire RJD is sad that such a tall leader has left us. Our entire family is gloomy.”

RJD chief Tejashwi Yadav mentioned, “Today, Chirag Paswan needed Ram Vilas Paswan ji the most when he passed away. Our deep condolences to his family, we are standing with them. I started my political career with Paswan ji, did many election campaigns as RJD and LJP were in an alliance in 2010.”

Meanwhile, Yoga Guru Ramdev mourned the dying of Union Minister and the founder of Lok Janshakti Party Ram Vilas Paswan and mentioned that he fought for the welfare of folks.

“May his soul rest in peace. He fought for the welfare of the poor. I am deeply saddened by Ram Vilas Paswan ji’s untimely death. Had a two-decade-old relation with him. Spoke with his son Chirag Paswan. Prayed to God to give his family the strength to bear the loss,” Ramdev mentioned.

Rajya Sabha member and Congress General Secretary Mallikarjun Kharge mentioned, “I am deeply shocked and saddened to hear about the sudden demise of Ram Vilas Paswan ji. I convey my deepest and heartfelt condolences to his family on this loss. I have known Paswan ji for many years now and I consider this as a personal loss to me. ”

“This is also an irreparable loss not just to the people of Bihar but to the entire country. The poor, marginalised and the depressed classes would probably feel this loss more keenly especially during these times of great uncertainty.His contributions towards the upliftment of the depressed will always be remembered,” Kharge added.

Earlier on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP president JP Nadda, BJP chief Devendra Fadnavis referred to as LJP chief Chirag Paswan and paid their condolences over the demise of Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan.

Born on July 5, 1946, close to Khagaria, he accomplished a grasp’s and a legislation diploma. He was chosen as deputy superintendent of police however determined to pursue a profession in politics.

Described as weathercock of Indian politics, RJD chief Lalu Prasad had described Paswan as “mausam vigyanik (weather scientist)” for his potential to accurately predict the political winds.

A parliamentarian with robust debating abilities, Paswan didn’t consider in holding his punches throughout a political assault however his phrases didn’t violate the norms of parliamentary decency.

As Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Paswan took measures in opposition to overpricing and decreasing the use of plastic within the packaging of water bottles.