New Delhi: BJP President Nitin Gadkari
Wednesday condoled the death of Goa Tourism Minister Matanhy Saldanha, describing him as an able leader who worked relentlessly for strengthening the organisation.
"Nitin Gadkari has expressed deep sorrow over the most
unfortunate and untimely demise of senior party functionary
and an efficient Minister for Tourism in the newly-formed Goa
cabinet, Matanhy Saldanha," the BJP said in a statement.
In Saldanha`s death, the party has lost an able leader,
who worked relentlessly for strengthening the organisation in
Goa for several years, Gadkari said.
"He was known for his concerns on environmental issues
and was known for his passion for balancing development with
ecology. He had a strong popular base in all the communities
of Goa. His untimely demise is an irreparable loss to the
party," Gadkari said.
Saldanha died in a hospital in Panaji after suffering a