IMPHAL: The Secretariat of the Manipur State Committee of Communist Party of India (Marxist) has mourned the demise of former President of India Pranab Mukherjee.
In a press release of CPI (M) Manipur State Committee signed by its secretary Kshetrimayum Santa, the committee expressed its profound grief at the death of the former president.
“Pranab Mukherjee was one of India’s leading political figures who contributed in various capacities as an elected Member of Parliament and serving as a senior minister in many governments for many decades, before being finally elected as the 13th President of India. He maintained cordial relations with political parties across the board and often played the role of the main interlocutor and trouble shooter for the governments he represented,” the release stated.
It recalled that during his visit to Manipur to attend the Khongjom Day in 2016, he praised the people of Manipur for their broad tolerance, pluralism and acceptance of universalism.
The Secretariat of the Manipur State Committee of the CPI (M) conveyed its heartfelt condolences to his son Abhijeet and daughter Sharmistha and other family members.