CPI Condoles Demise of Com Joginder Singh Dayal
The National Secretariat of the Communist Party of India has issued the following statement today (on April 30, 2021) condoling the demise of Party Central Control Commission member Dr Joginder Singh Dayal:
The National Secretariat of the Communist Party of India informs with great pain the demise of Central Control Commission Member Com Joginder Singh Dayal, a prominent national leader of students, youth, farmers and also of the CPI. Later he started working in the state of Punjab.
He was suffering from several ailments for a long time and breathed his last in a hospital on April 29, 2021, in Chandigarh. He was eighty.
He was a former member of the National Executive of the Party and was before that the secretary of the Punjab state council of the Party. He was a highly respected leader in and outside Punjab. He was lovingly called Tiger. He joined politics when he was a student and rose to the level of becoming the president of All India Students Federation. He was totally dedicated to the cause and often used to take break from his studies as he was doing his MBBS from Aligarh Muslim University and had led movements spread across the country for example in 1965 and then again in 1966. It was Com Dayal only who led the huge demonstration of two lakh students in front of Parliament, the first one organised by AISF in independent India. He was arrested and put in Tihar jail along with leaders like Com Bhupesh Gupta, Com C K Chandrappan, Dr Lohia, Madhu Limaye, Raj Narayan, and many others. He was in jail for quite a long time. Later he became president of All India Youth Federation. After some time, he was elected general secretary of the All India Kisan Sabha.
Later he started working in Punjab and was state secretary for ten years. These were the turbulent days when Punjab faced challenges from Khalistan movement in which many comrades were martyred. Joginder Dayal fought valiantly against the separatist challenges. His whole life was a saga of struggle and sacrifices. Communist Party of India pays its homage to the late leader. General secretary D Raja conveyed the deep condolences to the state secretary Bant Singh Brar and to the bereaved family.