Ram Nath Kovind, Venkaiah Naidu, Narendra Modi condole Khurana’s death

Vastavam web: President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were among those who expressed grief on the demise of former Delhi chief minister and senior BJP leader Madan Lal Khurana. Khurana (82) is survived by his wife, a son and two daughters. Another son of his had died last month.

A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran, Khurana was the chief minister of Delhi from 1993 to 1996 and was appointed the governor of Rajasthan in 2004. “Sad to hear of the passing of Shri Madan Lal Khurana. As Chief Minister of Delhi, Governor of Rajasthan and Union Minister, he contributed immensely to public life and particularly to the well-being of the national capital and its people (sic),” Kovind said in a tweet.

Vice President Naidu also condoled the death of Khurana. “Deeply saddened by demise of former Chief Minister of Delhi, Shri Madan Lal Khurana. He will be remembered for his immense contribution for growth & development of Delhi. My heartfelt condolences to his bereaved family members and pray for his soul rest in peace. #MadanLalKhurana,” he tweeted. “He distinguished himself as a hardworking and people-friendly administrator, both in the Delhi government and Centre,” the prime minister tweeted.

In another tweet, he said, “Shri Madan Lal Khurana Ji will always be remembered for the manner in which he strengthened the BJP in Delhi. He made unwavering efforts towards serving the post-partition refugees in Delhi. My thoughts and solidarity with his family and supporters.” Lt Governor Anil Baijal and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also expressed grief on Khurana’s death.

In a tweet, Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan said, “Deeply pained to hear about the demise of Former Chief Minister of Delhi and veteran leader Madan Lal Khurana ji. My condolences to the bereaved family and prayers for the departed soul.” Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman too condoled the demise of the former Delhi chief minister.