Sonia Gandhi Condoles Death of Former Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew

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Sonia Gandhi Condoles Death of Former Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew

File Photo: Singapore's first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew during an interview in Singapore. (Agence France-Presse)


New Delhi: 

Congress President Sonia Gandhi today condoled the death of former Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, saying he belonged to the league of Asian statesmen who successfully carried forward the task of nation building.

"Sonia Gandhi has expressed grief and extended her condolences on the passing away of the former Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew," the All India Congress Committee said.

Describing Yew as the builder of modern multi-ethnic Singapore, Mrs Gandhi said that he indeed belonged to the league of Asian statesmen who successfully carried forward the task of nation building.

Recalling his visit to deliver the 37th Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial lecture here, mrs Gandhi said his ties with India and the Congress Party were warm.

Lee, who was Singapore's first prime minister, died of severe pneumonia today.



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