Leaders from region express their condolences on social media on death of Cong leader Balram Jakhar

  • HT Correspondent, HindustanTimes
  • Updated: Feb 03, 2016 14:43 IST
Social media was flooded with grief and shock over the demise of Cong leader Balram Jakhar, (HT photo )

Balram Jakhar, 92, former Lok Sabha speaker, passed away in New Delhi on Wednesday morning. He was ill from a long time.

Jakhar served as Speaker of Lok Sabha from 1980 to 1989 during which he contributed to the establishment of Parliament Museum.

As the news of his death broke, social media was flooded with grief and shock over the demise of agriculture minister in the cabinet of former prime minister Narasimha Rao.

His son, Sunil Jakhar is a Congress MLA from Abohar and former CLP leader.

Political leaders took on Twitter to express their condolences

Congress leader Jagmeet Brar

Captian Amarinder Singh, PPCC chief

Sucha Singh Chotepur, AAP Punjab Convenor

Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh expressed himself on Facebook , he wrote

Sadden to hear the demise of Sh. Balram Jakhar, former Lok Sabha Speaker, Union Minister and Governor. He was a man of...

Posted by Virbhadra Singh on Tuesday, February 2, 2016

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