Senior Congress chief and former Union minister Buta Singh handed away on Saturday, information company ANI reported. He was 86.
Singh fought his first elections as an Akali Dal member and joined the Indian Nationwide Congress in 1960s. He was first elected to the third Lok Sabha in 1962, from the Sadhna constituency.
He subsequently held many positions together with these of the Union dwelling minister and Union agriculture minister. He was the Chairperson of the Nationwide Fee For Schedule Solid from 2007 to 2010.
He additionally authored a group of articles on Punjabi literature and Sikh historical past and a ebook referred to as Punjabi Talking State (a essential evaluation).