Vidarbha leaders mourn over death of NKP Salve
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Last Updated: Sunday, April 01, 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 01, 2012, 17:43


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