New Delhi: Senior NCP leader DP Tripathi passed away on Thursday in New Delhi after a prolonged illness, family sources said. He was 67. Tripathi, the general secretary of the Nationalist Congress Party and a former students' union leader, was battling cancer. NCP leaders expressed grief over the death of the senior party colleague and former Rajya Sabha member.
"Deeply saddened to hear about the demise of Shri DP Tripathi Ji. He was the General Secretary of @NCPspeaks, and a guide and mentor to all of us," NCP leader Supriya Sule tweeted. "We will miss his wise counsel and guidance which he had given us from the day NCP was established," Sule said. "May he rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers with his family members. Heartfelt Condolences."
May he rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers with his family members. Heartfelt Condolences 🙏
— Supriya Sule (@supriya_sule) January 2, 2020
Maharashtra minister Chhagan Bhujbal said Tripathi's demise has "created a vacuum that cannot be filled again", and caused a big loss to the party."The NCP has lost a senior mentor forever," Bhujbal tweeted.
राष्ट्रवादी काँग्रेसचे ज्येष्ठ नेते पक्षाचे महासचिव माजी खासदार डी.पी त्रिपाठी यांच्या निधनामुळे राष्ट्रवादी काँग्रेस पक्षामध्ये कधीही न भरून निघणारी मोठी पोकळी निर्माण झाली असून पक्षाची मोठी हानी झाली आहे.राष्ट्रवादी काँग्रेस पक्ष एका ज्येष्ठ मार्गदर्शकाला कायमचा मुकला आहे. pic.twitter.com/C7uUspYKTd
— Chhagan Bhujbal (@ChhaganCBhujbal) January 2, 2020
NCP chief spokesperson and Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik also condoled Tripathi's demise, saying the former Rajya Sabha member had made valuable contribution towards the expansion
of the party's base.
पूर्व राज्यसभा सांसद एवं राष्ट्रवादी काँग्रेस पार्टी के महासचिव श्री. डी. पी. त्रिपाठी इनके मृत्यु की खबर दुःखद है . राष्ट्रवादी काँग्रेस पार्टी का विस्तार करणे के लिये उन्होंने अपना बहुमूल्य योगदान दिया है | डी. पी. त्रिपाठी जी को भावपूर्ण श्रद्धांजली . pic.twitter.com/uy5PAoxsYL
— Nawab Malik نواب ملک नवाब मलिक (@nawabmalikncp) January 2, 2020
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Updated Date: Jan 02, 2020 13:35:45 IST