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Parliament pay tribute to revolutionary Cuban leader Fidel Castro

News Agencies | First published: 28 November 2016, 14:27 IST
Parliament pay tribute to revolutionary Cuban leader Fidel Castro
Parliament pay tribute to revolutionary Cuban leader Fidel Castro

The Parliament, on 28 November, condoled the death of Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro and paid glowing tributes to him saying he was a leading light of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).

Castro, the former President of Cuba, died on 25 November at the age of 90.

Both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha condoled the death of Fidel Castro with the members standing in silence for a brief while.

"We deeply mourn the death of Commander Fidel Castro," Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari said.

Extending deepest condolences to the Parliament, the government and the friendly people of Cuba, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said Fidel Castro governed Cuba for 47 years by sheer charisma and iron will.

"His contribution to Non-Aligned Movement and his unflinching support for India's cause on various fora will remain deeply etched in the minds and hearts of Indian people," she said in Lok Sabha.

In the Rajya Sabha, Ansari said Castro, who was Prime Minister of Cuba from 1959 to 1976 and President from 1976 to 2006, was a champion of anti-imperialism and anti-colonialism and a leading light of Non-Aligned Movement.

 
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