Vastavam web: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday condoled the demise veteran party leader Jaipal Reddy and hailed the former Union minister as a “great son of Telangana”. Reddy died at a hospital in Hyderabad early on Sunday. The 77-year-old was recently diagnosed with pneumonia and was admitted to the hospital, where he died at 1.28 am, a Congress leader said.
“I’m sorry to hear about the sad demise of former Union Minister & veteran Congress leader Shri Jaipal Reddy Garu,” Gandhi said in a tweet. “An outstanding parliamentarian, great son of Telangana, he dedicated his entire life towards public service. My deepest condolences to his family & friends,” he said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday condoled the demise of Congress veteran S Jaipal Reddy, describing him as an effective administrator. “Shri Jaipal Reddy had years of experience in public life. He was respected as an articulate speaker and effective administrator. Saddened by his demise,” the Prime Minister’s Office tweeted quoting Modi. The prime minister said his thoughts are with Reddy’s family and well-wishers in this hour of grief.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday condoled the demise of Congress leader S Jaipal Reddy while recalling the former union minister’s “razor sharp intellect” and “biting wit”. Naidu said Reddy was his close friend of four decades and they used to sit next to each other in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly.
“An exemplary orator, he was conferred ‘Outstanding Parliamentarian Award’ in 1998. With his razor sharp intellect and biting wit, he was also a powerful spokesperson of the party to which he belonged,” the vice president said in his message.