PM condoles demise of former CM of Manipur

Team Udayavani, Aug 23, 2017, 3:05 PM IST

New Delhi :  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today condoled the demise of former Manipur chief minister Rishang Keishing, saying he left a great void in the politics of the Northeast. Keishing, a senior Congress leader, passed away in Imphal yesterday due to multiple organ failure. He was 98.

“The demise of Mr. Rishang Keishing leaves a great void in the politics of the Northeast, a region he served with great diligence,” Modi tweeted. “My thoughts are with the family and well-wishers of Mr. Rishang Keishing in this sad hour,” the prime minister added.

Keishing had served as Manipur chief minister for four times and was a Rajya Sabha member till 2014.

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