Prime Minister likely to hold condolence meeting for Ananth Kumar
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to chair a special meeting of the Union Cabinet today to condole the demise of senior minister Ananth Kumar, official sources said. A resolution, condoling the demise of the Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister and hailing his contribution, would be passed. Kumar died at a private hospital in Bengaluru early today, after battling lung cancer for several months.
Resolutions are passed by Cabinet in memory of senior leaders
As per established practice, resolutions are passed by the Cabinet in memory of ministers and senior leaders. Similar resolutions were passed following the demise of Gopinath Munde (Union Minister, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj) and Anil Madhav Dave (MoS, Environment, Forest and Climate Change).
Kumar was always in inner circle of BJP's core leadership
Coming back to Kumar, he was a six-time Member of Parliament and had climbed the political ladder steadily from being an RSS worker to becoming a Union Minister in his thirties. Kumar had always been in the inner circle of the central leadership of the BJP, be it during the heydays of Atal Bihari Vajpayee or L K Advani and now Narendra Modi.