Mamata Banerjee condoles demise of Jaipal Reddy
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday condoled the demise of veteran Congress leader and former Union minister Jaipal Reddy.
Banerjee described him as an experienced parliamentarian and a good communicator.
"Saddened at the passing away of Jaipal Reddy. His abilities as an experienced Parliamentarian, a Union Minister and a good communicator will be remembered by many.
Condolences to his family and admirers," Banerjee tweeted.
Reddy died at a hospital in Hyderabad in the early hours of Sunday.
The 77-year-old was recently diagnosed with pneumonia and was admitted to the hospital, where he died at 1.28 am.
He had held key portfolios in various governments. He was a four-term MLA, member of Lok Sabha for five terms and member of Rajya Sabha for two terms.
Reddy was the Information and Broadcasting Minister in the IK Gujral government.