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Mahajan was a good strategist & parliamentarian, says CM

CHIEF MINISTER Mulayam Singh Yadav and leaders of various political parties have expressed grief over the death of BJP leader Pramod Mahajan. Dubbing Mahajan a good strategist, the chief minister said he had deep knowledge of the Constitution and was a great parliamentarian. He was popular among the leaders of even rival parties and he never mixed politics with personal relations, he added. Yadav expressed sympathy for the bereaved family.

india Updated: May 04, 2006 01:17 IST

Untimely demise a shock for party: Tandon

CHIEF MINISTER Mulayam Singh Yadav and leaders of various political parties have expressed grief over the death of BJP leader Pramod Mahajan.

Dubbing Mahajan a good strategist, the chief minister said he had deep knowledge of the Constitution and was a great parliamentarian. He was popular among the leaders of even rival parties and he never mixed politics with personal relations, he added. Yadav expressed sympathy for the bereaved family.

Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh will represent Yadav at Mahajan’s funeral in Mumbai on Thursday.

Various leaders, including Azam Khan, Shiv Pal Yadav, Naresh Agarwal, Hari Shankar Tiwari, Balram Yadav and Virendra Singh, have also condoled Mahajan’s death .

A condolence meeting was held at the BJP office here where glowing tributes were paid to Mahajan. Kalyan Singh said Mahajan played a decisive role in the BJP’s success and nobody could fill the vacuum created in the party by his death.

Leader of Opposition Lalji Tandon said the untimely demise of Mahajan had come as a shock to one and all and the BJP would never forget his contribution in strengthening the organisation. Two-minute silence was observed.

Congress Legislature Party leader Pramod Tiwari said in his condolence message that the BJP had lost one of its most promising leaders, who was popular even in the Opposition camp. He said Mahajan successfully introduced the politics of coalition in the country.

Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee president Salman Khurshid expressed similar views, while praying for the peace of the departed soul.

Rashtriya Lok Dal State general secretary Anil Dubey expressed shock at Mahajan’s death and said he always practised positive politics and was friendly even with his political opponents.