Nitish, Sushil condole death of Raghunath Jha

15 Jan 2018

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar today condoled the death of senior RJD leader and former Union minister Raghunath Jha, who passed away at a Delhi hospital early this morning. The 79-year-old Jha died due to various problems including organ failure, cardiac arrest and septic shock in the national capital. Jha was Union minister of state for heavy industries and public enterprise in the UPA ministry led by former Prime Minister Manmohan Sing. In his condolence message, Kumar said Jha "was a skilled political leader and a devoted social worker" and prayed that his family members find the strength to bear the loss. Kumar also declared that Jha's cremation would be held with full state honours. Deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi also mourned the death of Jha, who was a minister of state in the previous Manmohan Singh ministry at the Centre. (PTI)