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Former Union Minister S. Jaipal Reddy passes away at 77

Reddy, current Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu and late Gouthu Latchanna had served as a strong Oppositon in the State Assembly.

He was Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Union Minister for Urban Development,  Union Minister for Petroleum  and Natural Gas before finally holding the subject of science technology.

Senior Congress leader S Jaipal Reddy during at a press conference on the issue of Rafale deal at AICC headquarters in New Delhi on Oct 10, 2018. Express photo by Renuka Puri *** Local Caption *** Senior Congress leader S Jaipal Reddy during at a press conference on the issue of Rafale deal at AICC headquarters in New Delhi on Oct 10, 2018.

Reddy was admitted to the Asian Institute of Gastroenterology in Gachibowli with a high fever a few days back, and was undergoing treatment.

Reddy joined politics as a student leader of Osmania University annd went on to become Congress MLA in 1970s .

He was Rajya Sabha member from 1990 to 1996 and became Leader of Opposition in the Upper House in 1991-1992.

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