UPDATE: BJP leaders pay last tribute to Rajasthan BJP chief Madan Lal Saini at AIIMS, Delhi.
In a tragic turn of events, Rajasthan BJP chief Madan Lal Saini passed away on Monday at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi where he was undergoing treatment for a lung infection.
Sharing his thoughts about Saini's able leadership, PM Modi has expressed his condolences and his thoughts with Saini's family.
BJP president and Union Home Minister, Amit Shah too has shared his condolences:
(The demise of Shri Madan Lal Saini is an irreparable loss to the BJP family. I express my condolences to the bereaved family in this hour of grief and pray to the Lord for the peace of the departed soul. Om Shanti Shanti Shanti)
Reacting to the news, Rajasthan Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot shared his condolences praying that God give his family the strength to cope with their loss.
BJP working president JP Nadda too has expressed his shock over the passing away of Saini adding that Saini had dedicated his life to public service.
(BJP Rajasthan president and my colleague in the Rajya Sabha- Shri Madan Lal Saini's passing away has shocked me. This is an irreparable loss to the BJP family. Madanlal Saini had dedicated his entire life for public service. May the Lord give peace to his soul)
Indian Vice President Venkaiah Naidu has also shared his condolences to Saini's family over the tragic news.
Earlier on Friday, BJP national vice president Vasundhara Raje had visited the ailing Saini who was admitted to AIIMS hospital after he had been detected of a lung infection, as per news reports.
Prior to being admitted to AIIMS, he was being treated in a private hospital in Rajasthan's Malviya Nagar before his condition worsened. Apart from the BJP chief of Rajasthan, Saini was also the Rajasthan Rajya Sabha MP. He is survived by his wife, one son and six daughters.