New Delhi: The President, Prime Minister took to twitter to express their
condolences over the death of former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee.
The tweets are as follows
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Sorry to hear of the passing of Shri Somnath Chatterjee, former Speaker of the Lok Sabha and a veteran parliamentarian who had a forceful presence in the House. A loss for public life in Bengal and India. My condolences to his family and innumerable well-wishers #PresidentKovind
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) August 13, 2018
Former MP and Speaker Shri Somnath Chatterjee was a stalwart of Indian politics. He made our Parliamentary democracy richer and was a strong voice for the well-being of the poor and vulnerable. Anguished by his demise. My thoughts are with his family and supporters.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 13, 2018
Apart from him, Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Delhi chief minister Arvind
Kejriwal also expressed their condolences.
I mourn the passing away of Shri Somnath Chatterjee, 10 term MP and former Speaker of the Lok Sabha. He was an institution. Greatly respected and admired by all parliamentarians, across party lines. My condolences to his family at this time of grief. #SomnathChatterjee
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 13, 2018
"Extremely sad news about Somnath Chatterjee ji. One of the greatest parliamentarians of contemporary times he will always be missed by this country. He will be remembered among the greatest Lok Sabha Speakers India ever had."- @ArvindKejriwal#RIP #SomnathChatterjee
— AAP (@AamAadmiParty) August 13, 2018
In a shocking news, Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chattterjee passed away on Monday
morning in Kolkata at the age of 89. He was admitted to the Belle Vue on August 8
due to kidney ailment. He was put on ventilator support after he suffered a heart
attack. He turned critical on Sunday morning.
He was suffering for few months and was undergoing dialysis.