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Congress demands postponement of Budget following E Ahamed's demise

Prime Minister Narendra Modi On Wednesday Condoled The Demise Of MP And IUML Leader E Ahamed And Said His Efforts For Empowerment Of The Muslim Community Will Be Remembered.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Bindiya Bhatt | Updated on: 01 Feb 2017, 10:37:39 AM
E Ahamed (File photo)

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday condoled the demise of MP and IUML leader E Ahamed and said his efforts for empowerment of the Muslim community will be remembered.

“Saddened by the demise of Mr. E Ahamed, a veteran political leader who served the nation with great diligence.  My condolences,” he tweeted.

He said Ahamed devoted significant efforts towards Kerala’s progress and his role in deepening India’s ties with West Asia was notable.

“The continuous efforts of Mr. E Ahamed for the empowerment of the Muslim community will be remembered,” Modi added.
Meanwhile, Congress on Wednesday demanded postponement of the budget following the demise of Ahamed.

“In our opinion, including JDU leaders and former PM Deve Gowda, the budget should be postponed,” Mallikarjun Khadge said.

“I think Govt already knew that he had passed away, but they were trying to maybe delay announcement. It’s not March 31, there is a lot of time to present budget. Govt can postpone it,” he added.

“This was an inhuman act,” said Kharge on allegations that E Ahamed 's death announcement was delayed. 78-year-old Ahamed passed away in the wee hours on Wednesday at RML Hospital here.

The MP from Kerala’s Mallapuram suffered a cardiac arrest during the President’s address to the joint sitting of Parliament yesterday.

(With inputs from agencies)

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First Published : 01 Feb 2017, 10:31:00 AM