Well known journalist and MLA from Delhi Jarnail Singh has passed away after suffering from complications due to COVID19. He tested COVID19 positive a few days ago.
Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, shared his condolences via a Twitter post.
Deeply saddened by the untimely demise of former Delhi MLA Sh Jarnail Singh ji. May God bless his soul. He will always be fondly remembered for his contributions to society.— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) May 14, 2021
Delhi’s deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia remembered Singh as someone who fought for justice for the victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
दिल्ली विधानसभा में अपने पूर्व साथी जरनैल सिंह के निधन का समाचार हम सबके लिए दुखद है. 1984 के नरसंहार के पीड़ित परिवारों के न्याय के लिए लड़ने वाली एक बुलंद आवाज़ हमारे बीच से चली गई. ईश्वर उन्हें अपने चरणों में जगह दे.— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) May 14, 2021
Manjinder Singh Sirsa, President of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management committee and National Spokesman of Akali Dal also shared his grief via social media.
Deeply pained by the sad demise of Jarnail Singh Ji 🙏🏻 Another good human being lost to Covid. May Waheguru Grant eternal peace to his soul. We stand with his family in this hour of grief. pic.twitter.com/2ci1NiHYSJ— Manjinder Singh Sirsa (@mssirsa) May 14, 2021
Singh hailed from a 1984 Sikh genocide victim families and gained attention in 2009 when he had thrown a shoe on the then Home Minister P. Chidambaram.
He joined Aam Admi Party and resigned as the Rajouri Garden MLA in Delhi in 2017 to contest the Punjab Assembly elections against former chief minister Parkash Singh Badal.
Photo courtesy of Instagram (Manjinder Singh Sirsa.