Vidarbha leaders mourn over death of NKP Salve

Last Updated: Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 17:43

Nagpur: Leaders across political spectrum
from Maharashtra have expressed grief over demise of veteran
Congress leader NKP Salve who was staunch protagonist of the
movement for separate Vidarbha state.

Narendra Kumar Salve, better known as NKP Salve,
passed away at a private hospital in Delhi due to age-related
illness early this morning. He was 90.

"In his (Salve`s) death, the movement for separate
Vidarbha state has suffered a huge setback. His contribution
to the Vidarbha movement was great and region has lost a great
leader of his stature," BJP president Nitin Gadkari said in
his condolence message.

Nagpur: Leaders across political spectrum
from Maharashtra have expressed grief over demise of veteran
Congress leader NKP Salve who was staunch protagonist of the
movement for separate Vidarbha state.

Narendra Kumar Salve, better known as NKP Salve,
passed away at a private hospital in Delhi due to age-related
illness early this morning. He was 90.

"In his (Salve`s) death, the movement for separate
Vidarbha state has suffered a huge setback. His contribution
to the Vidarbha movement was great and region has lost a great
leader of his stature," BJP president Nitin Gadkari said in
his condolence message.

His dream for creation of separate Vidarbha State
could not materialise during his lifetime which he had
regretted quite often, Muttemwar said.

Minister for Social Justice and Gaurdian Minister of
Nagpur, Shivajirao Moghe said Salve remained loyal to Congress
party throughout his life and dedicated himself to the cause
of development of Vidarbha. "His death has created a vaccum in
public life," he said.

Expressing grief, former MP Banwarilal Purohit said
Salve`s death was a great loss to Vidarbha in general and
Nagpur in particular.

"The nation has lost a scholarly politician and an
astute Parliamentarian. He carved out a niche for himself at
national level and excelled in all portfolios he handled,"
Purohit said.

Former Maharashtra state unit president Ranjeet
Deshmukh, who manages a private medical college named after
Salve, described the former BCCI president as a "great
visionary and staunch advocate of separate Vidarbha".

He treated me like his son and will be remembered for
his selfless service to Vidarbha, he added.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 17:43

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