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Vajpayee was a great statesman: Mamata Banerjee

PTI | Updated on: 16 Aug 2018, 06:29:44 PM
Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi:

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday condoled the death of former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and said his passing away is a big loss to the country.

Banerjee, who was the Railway minister in Vajpayee government, said she would always cherish many fond memories.

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"Very very saddened that the great statesman and former PM Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji is no more with us. His passing away is a very big loss to our nation. I will always cherish the many fond memories. Condolences to his family and his many admirers", she said in a tweet.

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Vajpayee died at the AIIMS, New Delhi, following a prolonged illness on Thursday. 

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First Published : 16 Aug 2018, 06:14:27 PM