Madhya Pradesh Congress MLA and former State Minister Brijendra Singh Rathore died while undergoing treatment for COVID-19 at a private hospital on Sunday.
Brijendra Singh Rathore was the party’s in charge for the last month’s Damoh Assembly by-poll in MP, of which counting of votes was underway on Sunday (May 2). Rathore was represented prithvipur Assembly seat in Tikamgrah district, died in the evening following a cardiac arrest, State Congress general secretary Rajiv Singh told. The legislator had tested positive for the infection and was air-lifted to Bhopal from Jhansi about a week back, he said. However, his condition started deteriorating from Sunday morning Singh added. Rathore is Survived by his wife and a son, family sources told.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivaraj Singh Choudhan showing grief over his death.
He is the second Congress MLA to have died due to a COVID-19 infection within a fortnight.