Former Union Minister senior BJP leader and Lok Sabha Member from Ambala Shri Rattan Lal Kataria is no more. He passed away on 18 May. He was 71. The three time Parliamentarian, Shri Kataria was ill for the past few days.
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi expressed anguish at the death of Kataria and said he made rich contribution towards public service and social justice.
PM Modi tweeted, “Pained by the passing away of MP and former Minister Shri Rattan Lal Kataria Ji. He will be remembered for his rich contribution towards public service and social justice. He played a key role in strengthening BJP in Haryana. Condolences to his family and supporters. Om Shanti.”
BJP National President Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda in a tweet in hindi on the demise of the leader said, “The news of the demise of Lok Sabha MP from Ambala, Haryana and former Union Minister Ratanlal Kataria is very sad. Kataria ji remained devoted to public service, social justice and organization throughout his life. We have lost a true public servant in him. May God give peace to the departed soul and strength to the bereaved family members. Om Shanti!”
Union Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh expressing the condolence said, “I am deeply saddened by the demise of former Union Minister and MP Shri Ratanlal Kataria. In his long political career, he served the public with the spirit of a dedicated worker. He played a commendable role in strengthening the BJP in Haryana. My condolences to his family. Om Shanti!”
Several leaders, Haryana Chief Minister Shri Manohar Lal Khattar and the Haryana BJP President Shri Om Prakash Dhankar also expressed their condolences.
Shri Khattar said in a tweet “I am deeply saddened by the demise of the former Union Minister of State and MP from Ambala Shri Ratan Lal Kataria. He always raised his voice in the Parliament for the welfare of the society and the progress of the people of Haryana. His departure is an “irreparable loss” to politics. May God give place to the departed soul in his holy feet and give strength to the family in this difficult time. Om Shanti!”.