Governor Bandaru Dattatraya has expressed deep grief over the demise of Lalji Tandon, Governor of Madhya Pradesh, who died on Tuesday morning at Medanta Hospital in Lucknow. He was 85.
In his condolence message, the Governor said that Lalji Tandon was a popular politician, skilled administrator and well-versed with constitutional matters. The country has lost a dedicated social worker with his death. He said that his services rendered in various capacities would always be remembered. He has enjoyed a long and close association with former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and was a dedicated person for the nation.
“ I had very close relations with Tandon. When I was the Urban Development Minister at the Centre, Tandon was the Urban Development Minister in Uttar Pradesh. During this time, he often used to discuss the problems related to their Ministry in Uttar Pradesh and was always devoted for the development of the state”, said Shri Dattatraya.
The Governor prayed the Almighty to give peace to the departed soul and strength to the bereaved family members to bear this irreparable loss.