8-time Uttarakhand MLA, senior BJP leader Harbans Kapoor passes away at 75

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Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Harbans Kapoor passed away on Sunday in Dehradun. He was a former Speaker of Uttrakhand Legislative Assembly and an eight-time MLA.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed grief over the death of the senior BJP leader.

“Saddened by the passing away of our senior party colleague from Uttarakhand, Harbans Kapoor. A veteran legislator and administrator, he will be remembered for his contributions to public service and social welfare. Condolences to his family and supporters. Om Shanti,” the Prime Minister tweeted.

Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has expressed grief over the leader’s demise and wished strength for the family members of the departed soul.

“I have received the sad news of the demise of my senior colleague and former Speaker of the Vidhan Sabha, Harbans Kapoor, this morning. Soft-spoken Mr. Kapoor always lived life with simplicity,” he tweeted.

“While imbibing political values, he was always vocal for the development of his constituency. Winning the assembly elections 8 consecutive times proves his popularity,” he added.

“I pray to the almighty to grant the virtuous a place at his feet and give strength to his family, supporters, and well-wishers in this hour of grief. Peace,” he further stated.

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