RLD chief Ajit Singh passes away

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Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief and former Union minister Chaudhary Ajit Singh passed away today at the age of 82.

Ajit Singh was undergoing treatment for COVID-19 at a hospital in Gurugram, the News agencies reported.

Ajit Singh’s son Jayant Singh Chaudhary confirmed the news and urged people to stay home and observe all COVID-safety protocols.

The RLD chief was a seven-time Lok Sabha Member of Parliament (MP) from Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh. He also served as Union Minister for Civil Aviation, Agriculture, and Food Processing Industries in different governments.

The son of Chaudhary Charan Singh, a former Prime Minister, Ajit Singh was first elected as a Rajya Sabha MP in 1986. He was a central Minister also during the UPA regime.