NEW DELHI: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Khandwa, Nand Kumar Singh Chauhan, passed away this morning at Medanta Hospital here.
He had tested COVID-19 positive and was undergoing treatment.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condoled his demise and said the MP will be remembered for his contributions and his efforts towards strengthening BJP across Madhya Pradesh.
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.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 2, 2021
He was a member of the 16th Lok Sabha and 17th Lok Sabha.
He was also the BJP state president of Madhya Pradesh till April 18, 2018, before being replaced by Jabalpur MP Rakesh Singh.
He is the second BJP leader after Uttar Pradesh sports minister Chetan Chauhan to fall victim to the dreaded coronavirus pandemic.
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