CAPTAIN AMARINDER SINGH, RANA KP SINGH AND BRAHM MOHINDRA CONDOLES THE DEMISE OF SENIOR CONGRESS LEADER SURINDER SINGLA
PERSONAL LOSS, SAYS PUNJAB CM, CONDOLING DEATH OF EX-FINANCE MINISTER SURINDER SINGLA
DECLARES HOLIDAY IN STATE GOVT. OFFICES ON FRIDAY AS MARK OF RESPECT
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Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh mourned the demise of former Finance Minister Surinder Singla (75), describing it as a personal loss and a loss for the Congress party.File Photo of Surinder Singla
The Chief Minister has declared Friday a holiday in all state government offices as a mark of respect for the departed soul.
Captain Amarinder said he would miss Singla, who made outstanding contribution to the stabilisation of the state’s economy as Finance Minister in his previous stint as Chief Minister. He also recalled Singla’s development works for his constituency Bathinda, and added that the able administrator and economist had left a void in the Congress and in hearts of the people he served.
The Chief Minister extended his heartfelt sympathies for the bereaved family of Singla, whose cremation would be held tomorrow (Friday) at 11.00 am at Lodhi Road Crematorium in New Delhi, where he breathed his last at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, after a prolonged illness. Singla is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.
Meanwhile, the Resident Commissioner, Punjab Bhawan, New Delhi Rakhee Gupta laid a wreath on the body of Surinder Singla on behalf of the Punjab Government.
Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker Rana KP Singh has mourned the death of Former Punjab Finance Minister Mr. Surinder Singla, who passed away on Thursday at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, after a prolonged illness.
Former Rajya Sabha member Mr. Singla (78) is survived by wife, a son and a daughter. In his condolence message, the Speaker said that Mr. Singla was a seasoned politician, who made relentless efforts for the welfare of people especially the unprivileged and poor section of the society.
Expressing heartfelt condolences with the bereaved family, he prayed the Almighty to grant eternal peace to the departed soul and give strength to the family to bear this sad loss.
In a condolence message Brahm Mohindra said that he is very sad to know the sudden demise of his former colleague who has worked tirelessly for building the congress cadre in the state. He said that Mr. Singla throughout his life fought for the cause of unprivileged and poor sections of the society. He was the flag bearer in building the Bathinda constituency. Mr. Brham Mohindra prayed the Almighty to grant eternal peace to the departed soul and give strength to the family to bear this irreparable loss.