Senior Rajasthan minister Bhanwar Lal Meghwal passes away, state govt declares day of mourning tomorrow

Meghwal, a five-time MLA and the state's social justice and empowerment minister, suffered a brain stroke in May.

Press Trust of India November 16, 2020 21:05:14 IST
Senior Rajasthan minister Bhanwar Lal Meghwal passes away, state govt declares day of mourning tomorrow

File image of Rajasthan minister Bhanwar Lal Meghwal. ANI

Jaipur: Rajasthan social justice and empowerment minister Master Bhanwar Lal Meghwal, who was suffering from brain hemorrhage, died in a hospital in Gurugram on Monday. He was 72.

The state government declared a one-day state mourning on Tuesday following the demise of the Cabinet minister.

Meghwal, who represented Sujangarh assembly constituency of Churu district, suffered a brain stroke in May this year.

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, state Congress chief Govind Singh Dotasra, former deputy CM Sachin Pilot and other leaders condoled the death of Meghwal, who was a five-time MLA.

PCC chief Dotasra, who is also the education minister, condoled the death and prayed for the peace of the departed soul. He informed that the state government has declared a one-day mourning on Tuesday due to which the Congress party has also postponed a workshop, scheduled at the Birla auditorium in Jaipur, for the party workers for upcoming panchayat elections.


AICC general secretary in-charge for Rajasthan Ajay Maken, Gehlot and other leaders were scheduled to address the workshop.

Pilot also expressed his condolences on the demise of the minister.

Recently, the minister's daughter Banarasi Devi had died due to cardiac arrest.

 

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