Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde died in a road accident. He was admitted to the trauma center of AIIMS where he passed away later on. His death leaves a void in the BJP. A senior leader of BJP he had been elected as the Union Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cabinet.Haryana with its immense wealth of agriculture could have benefitted a lot with the vision of Munde and this is an irreparable loss to the state.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi termed Gopinath Munde as a mass leader and expressed that he was immensely saddened with this shocking news. Other top leaders paid tribute to Gopinath Munde. Home Minister Rajnath Singh stated Munde was a grass root leader and showed deep compassion for the farmers. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said, "I am shocked to know about sudden demise of my senior colleague Shri Gopinath Munde."
Captain Abhimanyu , the National Spokesperson & Co-Incharge of Uttar Pradesh BJP expressed his condolence and said, My sincere condolences to the family and followers of our beloved Rural Development Minister Shri Gopinath Munde Ji. Gopinathji played crucial role in the growth of the Party in Maharashtra. May the departed soul rest in peace. We all stand by the family of Sri Gopinathji Munde in this hour of grief. I pray to Parmatma to give them enough strength to bear this loss.