Ex-Union Minister Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, architect of MNREGA, dies at 74

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Former Union minister and veteran RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh died on Sunday (September 13), a day after he was put on a ventilator at New Delhi’s AIIMS. He was 74. 

Singh was admitted at AIIMS few days ago after developing post-COVID-19 complications. It is to be noted that Singh had resigned from the RJD on Thursday (September 10). A day later, Singh wrote an open letter to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar leading to speculations that he was planning to join JD(U).

In his resignation letter to RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, Singh had said, “32 years after Jannayak Karpoori Thakur stood behind you but not now.” 

He apologized to Lalu Prasad Yadav by writing his resignation on the paper adding, “I have always stood behind you for the party for many years but will not be able to stand anymore. I apologize for that. I have received a lot of love from the party workers and the public for which I’m grateful.”

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