Former Union minister Raghuvansh Prasad Singh passes away, days after resigning
Ex-RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh died on Sunday at AIIMS in Delhi. Days ago he resigned from the party.
Patna: Former Union minister for Rural Development Dr Raghuvansh Prasad Singh breathed his last on Sunday. He was admitted to Delhi AIIMS after developing chest pain.
74-year-old Singh had tested positive for novel coronavirus on June 17.
Singh served in the Cabinet headed by former PM Manmohan Singh.
On September 10, RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh resigned from the party. His resignation came just ahead of the Bihar Assembly elections.
In a brief one-line resignation to Lalu Prasad, Singh wrote," Since the death of Jannayak Karpoori Thakur, I stood behind you for 32 years, but not now." He added that he got the affection of party leaders and workers, besides common people. He ended the letter seeking forgiveness.
In June, Singh had announced his resignation but Lalu Prasad convinced him to stay back.
According to reports, Singh was not happy with the functioning of Prasad's heir and leader of Opposition in the Bihar Assembly Tejashwi Yadav.