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Senior Madhya Pradesh Congress Leader Rajendra Singh Dies At 86

16 April, 2018 10:49 PM
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Senior Madhya Pradesh Congress Leader Rajendra Singh Dies At 86

The late minister's last rites would be performed today in Gwalior.

Gwalior: Senior Congress leader and former minister, Rajendra Singh, died late Sunday night in Bhopal following a heart attack, family members said.

His son, Ashok Singh, vice president of the Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee, said that the veteran Congressman suffered a heart attack late Saturday night and died before he could be rushed to hospital.

Rajendra Singh served as a minister in the Madhya Pradesh government from 1975-1977 and was first elected as MLA in 1972, his son said.

Condolences poured in with Congress general secretary and former Madhya Pradesh chief minister, Digvijay Singh, describing him as a "close family friend".

The Leader of Opposition in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly, Ajay Singh, called Rajendra Singh a dedicated soldier of the Congress and said his death was an irreparable loss to the party in the state.

Also read: Madhya Pradesh Election Result 2018: Trends show Congress leading with a slim margin


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