PM Modi, Vice President Ansari pay tributes to Anil Dave

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Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid their tributes to Union Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave at his residence at Safdarjung Road, who passed away earlier this morning.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, former deputy chief minister of Punjab and president of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), Sukhbir Singh Badal and his wife, Union Cabinet Minister of Food Processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal also paid tributes to Dave.

Dave's last rites will be performed in Madhya Pradesh's Indore.

Earlier this morning, Minister of State (MoS) (Home) Jitendra Singh told the media about the cause of his death and last rites ceremony.

"It was a cardiac arrest. He will be taken to Bhopal this evening. Thereafter, he will be taken to his ancestral place Indore where his last rites will be performed. Talks regarding the same are on with his family and his Madhya Pradesh members," Singh said.

A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member, Dave represented Madhya Pradesh in the Rajya Sabha since 2009. (ANI)
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