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Congress veteran Indira Hridayesh no more

Monday, 14 June 2021 | PNS | Dehradun

The leader of opposition in Uttarakhand Assembly and Haldwani MLA Indira Hridayesh died due to cardiac arrest at the Uttarakhand Sadan in Delhi on Sunday. The 80-year old veteran leader was in Delhi to attend a party meeting.

As news of her demise spread, condolences began pouring in from various quarters. Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “Dr. Indira Hridayesh Ji was at the forefront of several community service efforts. She made a mark as an effective legislator and also had rich administrative experience. Saddened by her demise. Condolences to her family and supporters. Om Shanti.”

Expressing grief, chief minister Tirath Singh Rawat said that she had played a major role in Uttarakhand politics for the past four decades. Referring to her as an able administrator and senior politician with profound knowledge of parliamentary procedure, Rawat recalled having received the affection of an elder sister from her. She was always at the forefront of raising public interest issues in the Vidhan Sabha, he added.

According to sources, Hridayesh will be cremated at her hometown in Haldwani on Monday.

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