Jaipal Reddy a treasure of ‘wisdom and knowledge’: Manmohan Singh

Vastavam web: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday described late leader Jaipal Reddy as a treasure of “wisdom and knowledge” and said that he always stood for “righteousness” and always opposed anything which he felt was unjust or wrong. Speaking at a memorial meeting here for Reddy who passed away on July 28, the former Prime Minister said, “I am truly overwhelmed with various feelings as we gather here to pay homage to the memory of my dear friend, colleague and a mass leader Jaipal Reddyji.”

He said he was saddened to think that his dear friend Reddy was not among us at this time of great difficulty. The former Prime Minister said that although Reddy was a professional politician he proved to be an intellectual as well. He said, “A politician with a difference, he was an eloquent orator, a writer, a scholar and a witty speaker. He described himself as a proud Nehruvian socialist.”