Khandu condoles Sikkim ex-CM’s death

Khandu condoles Sikkim ex-CM’s deathechonewsmark

ITANAGAR, July 17: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has condoled the demise of former Chief Minister of Sikkim Nar Bahadur Bhandari, who died due to cardiac arrest in a Delhi hospital on Sunday.

In his condolence message, Khandu wrote, “The news of his demise came as a shocker not only for the people of Sikkim but also the entire country. Late Nar Bahadur Bhandari championed the cause of the rural and urban poor and played a key role in the economic development of Sikkim and politically set a benchmark unrivaled and unparalleled.

“I believe, leaving this mortal world will not diminish the love and affection showered on him by the people and his soul will remain immortal. So would his footsteps and the contributions made to Sikkim and the country during his long and memorable decades of political career.”

“I know this would be the most trying times for the people of Sikkim and family members to cope with the irreparable loss. I hope my humble words of consolation would ease the grief even if a little.”

“In this moment of grief, me, my family, colleagues in the Government and people of Arunachal Pradesh extend our solidarity with you and share the pain inflicted on you and your family by one of the greatest truths of life. I pray almighty God to bestow you with strength to bear the irreparable loss. May the soul of one of the ablest son of Sikkim rest in peace in heavenly abode,” the message addressed to Bhandari’s wife, who is a former parliamentarian, added.

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