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Year 2020: Rememberin­g India's political leaders who passed away this year

- By Our Correspond­ent

Year 2020: Rememberin­g India's political leaders who passed away this year.

With the stretch of unfortunat­e events kicking off in 2020, the year has been cruel to the entire world. Indian political areana is no exception. The nation has witnessed some of its leaders this year who are dedicatd their lives towards developing Indian politics.

As the this year is coming to end, here is a tribute to some these leader.

Gogoi, thrice chief minister of the state from 2001 to 2016. Gogoi's passing away marked the end of an era and his long tenure in office was a period of epochal change in the state.

Patna on 10 October 2020.

Ram Vilas Paswan, rose through the socialist movement to later emerge one of the most prominent Dalit leaders of the country.

The Lok Janshakti Party founder and minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distributi­on was admitted to a private hospital in Delhi for several weeks and was critically ill. Paswan began his career with the Samyuktha Socialist Party and was elected to the Bihar aseembly in 1969. He rose through the ranks of various socialist parties before floating the LJP in 2000, He was elected to Lok Sabha eight times and was a Rajya Sabha member since 2014.

He was the voice of the oppressed, and championed the cause of the marginaliz­ed," tweeted President Ram Nath Kovind. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said the “poor-downtrodde­n lost a strong political voice today”, while Priyanka Gandhi reminisced the family associatio­n and how he was a neighbour of her mother Sonia Gandhi for years.

December 11, 1935 and died on August 31, 2020. Indian politician and government official who was and the political system.

A short temper, a phenomenal memory he had no pretension­s of an angel but embraced the exhilarati­on and ignominy of power politics with aplomb. Mukherjee was among the pioneers who laid the road linking Political Delhi with Corporate Mumbai. Yet, the perenniall­y demanding reforms gallery loathed Finance Minister Mukherjee’s middle path.

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