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Wanjale’s death leaves MNS shaken

The sudden death of Ramesh Wanjale has sent shockwaves within the MNS cadres.

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai | June 12, 2011 12:52:11 am

The sudden death of Ramesh Wanjale has sent shockwaves within the MNS cadres. Wanjale,who died on Friday night following a cardiac arrest,was popular for his flamboyant style and had helped prop up the party in Pune.

He was among the four MLAs suspended for one year from the Assembly for creating ruckus in the House while Samajwadi Party MLA Abu Azmi was taking the oath of office in Hindi. The MNS had insisted that the oath be taken only in Marathi.

Leaders of various political parties mourned his death.

“The House has lost a leader who would mingle with everyone and speak freely. Due to his nature,he made friends in the political circles and grew in a very short span. He was not just the one with a hefty physique but also good oratory skills. His absence in the House will always be felt,” said NCP leader and Assembly speaker Dilip Walse-Patil.

Deputy CM Ajit Pawar said,“We have lost a true politician. During his short tenure,he created a niche for himself. He will always be remembered as someone who helped resolve commonman’s issues.”

Sena MLC Neelam Gorhe said,“It’s a shocking incident. He was extremely popular across political parties. It is unbelievable and we will try our best to support his family.”

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