On Sunday morning, while undergoing treatment in New Delhi, Raghuvansh Prasad Singh passes away at 74-year-old. He had fallen critically ill after developing post-COVID complications.
On Friday night, his condition deteriorate and on Saturday he was admitted to the AIIMS as he was having cough. He was then put into ventilation.
Lalu Prasad, RJD Supremo tweeted ” I told you the day before yesterday, you are not going anywhere. But you went so far. I am very sad and I will miss you.”
Before losing to Rama Kishore in 2014. Raghuvansh represented the Vaishali constituency in Lok Sabha for five consecutive terms from 1996.
Raghuvansh Singh, quoted as RJD national vice president about three months ago, and was reported to be upset with Lalu for not stepping in even after he had made it clear that Rama Kishore “must not be inducted into the RJD”.
Raghuvansh Singh had also accused the party of promoting “nepotism and feudalism” , and, without taking names, stated in the separate letter that five members of one family have replaced icons such as Mahatma Gandhi, B R Ambedkar, Jayaprakash Narayan, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia and Karpoori Thakur in the party’s poster.
Often called the architect of the MNREGA scheme, which was floated when he was the Union minister for rural development, Raghuvansh Singh has been in the political wilderness for some time, having lost two consecutive elections in 2014 and 2019 from Vaishali which he has represented in the Lok Sabha a record five times.