Former Union Home Minister and Senior Congress Leader, Bhuta Singh passed away on Saturday. He is 86 years old. Buta Singh, a prominent Dalit leader, served as the home minister between 1986 and 1989 in the Rajiv Gandhi cabinet. He also served as agriculture minister from 1984 to 1986. Between 2004 and 2006, he served as Bihar governor. Rahul Gandhi paid homage and said that the country had lost a true public crusader and dedicated leader as well. Condoling the leader’s demise, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Singh was an “effective voice for the welfare of the poor as well as downtrodden”

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