On Thursday at a private hospital in Gurugram the 75-year-old Mr Yadav died. He is survived by his wife, a daughter and a son. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday said he had learnt a lot about politics from the veteran politician and paid respects to former Union Minister Sharad Yadav at his residence here.
The 75-year-old Mr Yadav died on Thursday at a private hospital in Gurugram. He is survived by his wife, a daughter and a son.
Suffering from kidney-related issues for a long time and regularly underwent dialysis the veteran socialist leader. Mr Gandhi was seen consoling the bereaved family members and paid his respects to Mr Yadav at the veteran politician’s residence.
Speaking with reporters, during a car journey and said that was the start of a relationship, Mr Gandhi recounted his interaction with Mr Yadav. He said Mr Yadav was an Opposition leader and had a political fight with his grand mother Indira Gandhi but despite that both of them shared a relationship of respect and affection.
He had said in a tweet in Hindi early Friday Mr Gandhi said Mr Yadav never lost others’ respect, which was a big thing in politics. “Sharad Yadav ji was a person of humble nature along with being a leader of socialism. I have learnt a lot from him. I express my deepest condolences to his bereaved family members. His contribution to the country will always be remembered”.
Mr Gandhi, who is on the Bharat Jodo Yatra, came to Delhi from Punjab where the yatra is having a break day Friday.
Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge said he strengthened the politics of quality and condoled Yadav’s demise. The Congress also said Yadav’s demise is an irreparable loss to Indian politics. On Yadav’s demise Bihar deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav also expressed grief .