Vastavam web: Top Congress leaders condoled the demise of former Union minister S Jaipal Reddy on Sunday, with Rahul Gandhi describing him as a distinguished Parliamentarian and the son of Telangana. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Jaipal Reddy was a treasure of wisdom and knowledge. “Deeply saddened by the untimely passing away of my friend and veteran Congress leader Shri Jaipal Reddy. He was a treasure of wisdom and knowledge. My condolences to the bereaved family,” Singh said.
“I’m sorry to hear about the sad demise of former Union Minister & veteran Congress leader Shri Jaipal Reddy Garu,” Gandhi tweeted. “An outstanding Parliamentarian, great son of Telangana, he dedicated his entire life towards public service. My deepest condolences to his family & friends.” Former Union finance minister P Chidambaram said he was deeply saddened by the passing away of Reddy. “Behind every word that he spoke or wrote, there was deep scholarship and a passion that was remarkable.
Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said he was extremely saddened at the unfortunate demise of Reddy. “He stood for modern values of democracy and was known for impeccable honesty in administration. May his soul rest in peace,” Surjewala tweeted. Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said he was deeply saddened to learn about the demise of Reddy, with whom he shared a personal bond. “My heartfelt condolences to his family members, may god give them strength…may his soul rest in peace,” Gehlot tweeted. Former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda expressed sadness to hear about Reddy’s demise. “I pray to God to grant peace to the departed soul. My heartfelt condolences to the family and their colleagues,” Hooda said.