New Delhi, Nov 29: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday left for Cuban capital Havana to pay tribute to Cuba’s revolutionary leader Fidel Castro. Castro died on November 25 after prolonged illness at the age of 90. Rajnath is among various others leaders who are scheduled to attend the funeral. Rajnath will lead a multi-party Indian delegation there and a scheduled to return on December 1. Some of the members of the delegation include CPI(M) leaders Sitram Yechury and D.Raja; Samajwadi Party’s Javed Ali Khan, Congress’s Anand Sharma, and a few more.
On Monday, both houses of the Parliament started the proceedings by paying condolences to Fidel Castro , the architect of the Cuban Revolution. A brief period of silence was also maintained in both the houses in his tribute. A per reports, Speaker of the Lok Sabha Sumitra Mahajan lauded Castro’s contribution to Cuba and said he was one of the most iconic personalities to govern Cuba for 47 years with “sheer charisma and iron will.”
Mahajan also praised the revolutionary figure for playing an important part in the success of non-aligned movement and for his unflinching support for India. A week long commemoration began on Monday at the Square where thousands of people thronged to pay their last respect to the iconic leader. Prime Minister Narendra Modi too condoled the demise of the Cuban leader and termed him one of the most iconic personalities of the 20th century and a “good friend” of India.
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