Lalji Tandon, Madhya Pradesh Governor Dies, Condolences on Twitter
Senior BJP leader and Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon (85) passed away in the early hours of Tuesday following age-related illness. His son, Ashutosh Tandon, announced his death on Twitter with the message “babuji nahi rahe (my father has passed away)”.
In his condolence message, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was anguished by the news, and remembered Tandon for his “untiring efforts to serve society”.
“He played a key role in strengthening the BJP in Uttar Pradesh. He made a mark as an effective administrator, always giving importance to public welfare. Shri Lalji Tandon was well-versed with constitutional matters. He enjoyed a long and close association with beloved Atal Ji.”
Ashutosh said the body would be taken to Gulala Ghat Chowk at 4 pm, where the last rites would be performed.
He requested the public to pay their respects from home due to the coronavirus pandemic. “Keeping in mind the coronavirus pandemic, I request you to follow rules and regulations announced by the administration and pay your tributes to my father from your own houses. This will help in maintaining the social distancing as well,” Ashutosh tweeted.