New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Former Union Minister and veteran Bihar politician Raghuvansh Prasad Singh died on Sunday in Delhi's AIIMS hospital. The 74-year-old leader had recently resigned from Lalu Yadav's Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD). He was admitted to Delhi's AIIMS hospital and was kept in the intensive care unit (ICU).

The veteran leader had served as Union Minister for Rural Development during the Congress-led UPA-I government. He represented Bihar's Vaishali constituency. He was a close associate of former Bihar CM and RJD supremo Lalu Yadav.

Reacting to his demise, Lalu Yadav said: "Dear Raghuvansh Babu! What have you done? Just day before yesterday I told you that you are not going anywhere. But you went so far. I am silent, I am sad. Will miss you very much."

Earlier on September 10, he had sent a hand-written resignation letter to Lalu Yadav from the hospital bed. "After Jannayak Karpuri Thakur’s demise, I stood by you for 32 years, but no more. I have great affection for party leaders and activists. I am sorry," he wrote in his brief resignation letter to Lalu.

Singh was admitted to the All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Patna after testing positive for the novel coronavirus. He, later admitted to AIIMS, New Delhi,  due to post-COVID complications. His health condition reportedly deteriorated on Wednesday and he was moved to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Posted By: Shashikant Sharma