BJP MP Nandkumar Singh Chauhan, Who Tested Positive For COVID-19, Passes Away

In January the BJP leader tested positive for COVID-19 and was airlifted to Medanta Hospital last month in a serious condition

Nand Kumar Singh Chauhan, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh, passed away at Medanta Hospital in Gurugram on Monday night at the age of 69.

The six-term MP was undergoing treatment at the Haryana’s hospital after he tested positive for COVID-19.

In January the BJP leader tested positive for COVID-19 and was airlifted to Medanta Hospital last month in a serious condition.

On Wednesday his last rites are going to be performed at Shahpur in Burhanpur district, said the late BJP MP’s son Harshvardhan Chauhan.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the demise of the Khandwa MP and Tweeted, the PM posted: “Saddened by the demise of Lok Sabha MP from Khandwa Shri Nandkumar Singh Chauhan Ji. He will be remembered for his contributions to Parliamentary proceedings, organisational skills and efforts to strengthen the BJP across Madhya Pradesh. Condolences to his family. Om Shanti.”

In the meantime, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the BJP has lost an ideal worker and a dedicated leader.

“Nandu Bhaiya, the popular public leader, left all of us. BJP has lost an ideal worker, a skilled organiser and dedicated leader. It is a personal loss for me,” tweeted Chouhan.

The MP CM also planted a sapling in the memory of the late BJP MP at Smart City Park in Shyamala Hills.

Senior BJP leader Uma Bharti and state Congress chief Kamal Nath too condoled the death of the MP.

Nand Kumar Singh Chauhan is survived by his wife, two daughters and a son. The leader began his political career in 1978 from the Shahpur Municipal Council and was later elected as a member of the Madhya Pradesh Assembly.

An MLA from 1985 to 1996, Chauhan was elected as the Lok Sabha MP for the first time in 1996 and got re-elected in 1998, 1999, 2004, 2014 and 2019

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