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Buta Singh passes away: PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi, other leaders condole his demise

A four-time MP from Jalore-Sirohi Lok Sabha constituency, Buta Singh served as Home Minister of India in the Rajiv Gandhi government from 1986 to 1989, and National President of Scheduled Caste Commission.

New Delhi: Former Union Minister, former MP from Rajasthan and Congress leader Buta Singh passed away today.

The leader’s son, Arvinder Singh Lovely Sidhu took to Facebook to inform about his father’s passing. “My father, Buta Singh passed away today morning. May Waheguru bless his soul,” his post read (roughly translated from Hindi).

Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the demise of Congress leader Buta Singh.

Rahul Gandhi also expressed grief on the sudden demise of Congress leader Buta Singh.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot expressed grief at the demise of the Congress leader and extended condolences to his family.

He was the Union Home Minister of India, Governor of Bihar and was chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes from 2007 to 2010.

This is a developing story.