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Seshan a stalwart for free and fair elections: Mamata

Kolkata: Expressing sadness over the death of former Chief Election Commissioner T.N. Seshan, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said his "legendary contribution" to democracy would always remembered.

"Saddened to know about the demise of T.N. Seshan Ji, a stalwart for free and fair elections," Banerjee said in a Twitter post.

"His legendary contribution to democracy will be always remembered. My condolences to his family and many admirers," she said.

Seshan, who was known for strict implementation of electoral laws and rules to clean up Indian elections, passed away at his residence in Chennai on Sunday following cardiac arrest, family sources said. He was 86.

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