Tamil Nadu political leaders condole Swami Agnivesh’s demise

  • | Saturday | 12th September, 2020

The 80-year-old activist, suffering from liver cirrhosis for a long time had died of multi-organ failure at a Delhi hospital on Friday.

Top leaders of DMK and PMK, MK Stalin and S Ramadoss, on Saturday condoled the death of social activist Swami Agnivesh.

The 80-year-old activist, suffering from liver cirrhosis for a long time had died of multi-organ failure at a Delhi hospital on Friday.

Heaping praises on the deceased activist, DMK chief M K Stalin described him as a social reformer who struggled against issues like bonded labour and female infanticide. "Despite being attacked by communal forces many times, he remained steadfast on his policies," Stalin said in a statement. He recalled Swami Agnivesh meeting him in Chennai in December 2018 and said his demise was a "big loss" to the country and condoled the latter`s death.

PMK founder S Ramadoss mourned the death of his `friend`, Swami Agnivesh and said he was supportive of the party`s stand against alcohol and smoking. He had joined the PMK`s protests on these issues in Delhi and Tamil Nadu, Ramadoss said in a statement. His demise was a "great loss", he added.

DK leader K Veeramani also condoled Swami Agnivesh`s death.



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