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Moradabad BJP Candidate Passes Away a Day after Polling

Moradabad BJP Candidate Passes Away a Day after Polling

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NEW DELHI, Apr 20: A day after the polling, the BJP candidate for the Moradabad Lok Sabha seat, Sarvesh Singh, died in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Saturday after prolonged illness.

The 72-year old Singh, a former member of the Lok Sabha, was one of the 12 candidates in the fray for the Moradabad Lok Sabha seat, which went to the polls in the first phase on Friday.

A five-time member of the Uttar Pradesh legislative assembly and one-time MP, Mr Singh has been ill for a long time and was undergoing treatment at the AIIMS, Delhi. “Kunwar Sarvesh Kumar has passed away,” UP BJP chief Bhupendra Chaudhary said. “He had some problem in his throat and had an operation. Yesterday, he had gone to AIIMS for a check-up,” Mr Chaudhary added.

Moradabad, one of the 80 constituencies in UP, was won by Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party’s ST Hasan in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. This time Ruchi Veera has been fielded by the opposition’s INDIA bloc on the Samajwadi Party ticket.

He was the Lok Sabha MP from Moradabad from 2014 to 2019. However, he lost the 2019 Lok Sabha elections to SP’s ST Hasan (jointly fielded by the BSP, SP and RLD). He has also been a five-time BJP MLA from Thakurdwara assembly constituency in Moradabad from 1991 to 2007 and from 2012 to 2014.

He is survived by his wife Sadhna Singh, a son and a daughter.

The UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath termed the death of the leader an “irreparable loss for the BJP Parivaar.” “I am shocked to learn of the demise of our Moradabad candidate and former MP, Kunwar Sarvesh Kumar Singh-ji. This is an irreparable loss for the BJP Parivaar. In this hour of grief, my thoughts and prayers go out to his family members and loved ones. I pray that Prabhu Shri Ram grants eternal peace to the departed soul while giving his family the strength and forbearance to bear this loss. Om Shanti!” Yogi Adityanath posted on X.

(Manas Dasgupta)


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