CM expresses griefover scribe's death
TNN, Jul 21, 2010, 03.06am IST
LUCKNOW: Chief minister Mayawati has expressed grief over the demise
of Vijay Pratap Singh, the Allahabad correspondent of English daily
Indian Express. Describing Singh as a promising journalist, Mayawati
said that the field of journalism has suffered an irreparable loss
with his sudden death. She has extended her sympathies to the bereaved
UP Congress Committee (UPCC) president Rita Bahuguna Joshi has also
expressed grief over the death of Vijay Pratap Singh. She has urged
the government to pay compensation of Rs 10 lakh each to the kin of
Singh and Rajesh Malviya, who was killed at the blast site.
Singh, 35 sustained injuries in a blast in Allahabad on July 12 along
with minister for institutional finance, Nand Kumar Gupta `Nandi' and
his gunner Sanjay Singh while another person Rajesh Malviya was killed
on the spot. Vijay was admitted to a private nursing home in
Allahabad. Later, he was shifted to a Delhi hospital, but
unfortunately he succumbed to his injuries in New Delhi on Tuesday.
Singh was working in Indian Express for the last three years. He also
worked for The Times of India for nine years.
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