Srinagar, January 07: The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi along with President Pranab Mukherjee and a number of other leaders expressed their grief over the sad demise of Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.
The Chief Minister was admitted at AIIMS on December 24 and breathed his last at around 7:55 AM this morning.
According to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, “the nation had lost and exemplary leader who provided healing touch to J&K.” Here is what others have to say:
Narendra Modi, Prime Minister: Mufti Sahab’s demise leaves a huge void in the nation & in J&K, where his exemplary leadership had a major impact on people’s lives. RIP. What stood out about Mufti Sahab was his statesmanship. In his long political journey he won many admirers across the political spectrum.
Pranab Mukherjee, President : Heartfelt condolences on the passing away of J&K CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.
Rajnath Singh, Home Minister: Deeply pained to learn of J&K CM’s demise.He was known for his love for common people, especially the underprivileged. Mufti Sayeed ji had a wonderful understanding of complex issues pertaining to J&K. He wanted to bring permanent peace to the valley.
Ram Madhav, BJP: Muftiji ws a visionary leader dedicated entire life 2 a united strong J&K n India.His demise at a crucial juncture saddening.
Rahul Gandhi, Vice President, Indian National Congress: A veteran politician, he had a long & distinguished political career. His loss will be deeply mourned in J&K and across the country.
Omar Abdullah, Former Chief Minister: Just heard the terrible terrible news of Mufti Sahib’s passing away. I’m shocked & deeply saddened. May he rest in peace.
Sushma Swaraj: Mufti Saheb was a seasoned leader. He has gone when we needed him the most. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.