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Crash news stuns Delhi

March 31, 2005 15:32 IST
Last Updated: March 31, 2005 17:42 IST

The death of two Haryana ministers -- O P Jindal and Surendera Singh --  on Thursday afternoon in a chopper crash has stunned Delhi.

Senior Congress leader Motilal Vora said the state and the party has lost two popular representatives of the people.

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"I was stunned after hearing the news. I knew Jindal for years as an industrialist as well as a popular public figure. We are extremely shocked and grieved over the death of the two leaders," he said.

Vora, who is a former All India Congress Committee general secretary in-charge of Haryana, described Surender Singh, son of former Haryana chief minister Bansi Lal, as a young and able leader of the party.

He said Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda is rushing to the accident site.

Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee expressed shock at the death of Jindal and Surender Singh. He expressed his heart-felt condolences to the bereaved families.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, on a state visit to Mauritius, sent his condolence to the members of the bereaved

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Bharatiya Janata Party chief Lal Kishenchand Advani in his message said: "I am shocked to learn about the tragic demise of Jindal, Singh and other passengers."

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Really this is a great loss of steel industry as well as for the Hariyana state and our India. There must be check at every ...

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I have shocked to the death news of one of leading Industrialist M<r. Jindal op, alongwith another minister, I condolence their family members. Gopal Arya ...

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Feel sad that all the dignitaries have mourned only the ministers. No one have paid condolence to the Pilot who has also expired in the ...

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