Sitting BJP MLA BN Vijaykumar died of a massive heart attack at a hospital in Bengaluru in the early hours Friday, the party said.
A candidate for the 12 May Assembly polls, Vijaykumar had collapsed during an election campaign in Jayanagar constituency in the city and was shifted to government-run Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology, where efforts to resuscitate him failed, state BJP join spokesman S Prakash told PTI.
IN a tweet on Friday, BJP's Karnataka unit offered condolences to Vijaykumar's family saying Vijaykumar's commitment to the party and people will be remembered:
Sri BN Vijay Kumar, Jayanagar's popular 2 term MLA & BJP candidate passed away last night due to cardiac arrest. His humility, dedication & commitment to party and people will be remembered. A great loss for us. Our condolences to his family.
— BJP Karnataka (@BJP4Karnataka) May 4, 2018
Vijaykumar, aged 59, was a two-time MLA from Jayanagar. He was a civil engineering graduate and a bachelor.
The BJP leader's last rites will be performed this evening, reports said.
With inputs from PTI
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Updated Date: May 04, 2018 08:45:55 IST