Jalandhar MP dies throughout ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’

Jalandhar MP dies throughout ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’

Tribune Information Service

Deepkamal Kaur

Phillaur (Jalandhar), January 14

Congress MP from Jalandhar Santokh Singh Chaudhary died right here immediately after struggling a coronary heart assault throughout former get together president Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’. He was 76.

A outstanding Dalit face of Punjab, the two-term MP collapsed throughout the rush within the yatra round 8.30 am. The yatra, which had resumed about an hour and a half in the past from Ladhowal in Ludhiana after a day’s Lohri break, was suspended for one more day as a mark of respect for the departed chief.

The MP and his son and Phillaur MLA Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary had acquired the yatra minutes earlier than the incident. Attired in thick woollens, Chaudhary was visibly excited concerning the yatra as he was seen elevating ‘Bharat Jodo’ and ‘Rahul Gandhi zindabad’ slogans from a ‘Sarv Dharam Samaj’ (representing all faiths) stage that he had arrange on the entry level of Phillaur. He had received varied spiritual leaders clicked with Rahul close to the stage and had additional walked about 2 km until the following stoppage at Kusht Ashram.

Rahul Gandhi consoles the widow of Santokh Chaudhary.

Popping out of the ashram after making Rahul meet lepers, he was strolling and interacting together with his Parliament colleague Jothimani from Tamil Nadu when he collapsed. “He greeted me. However quickly he stored slipping down, which is after I raised the alarm,” she mentioned.

Everybody within the yatra, together with Punjab Congress chief Amrinder Singh Raja Warring, former ministers Pargat Singh and Vijay Inder Singla, Punjab Youth Congress chief Brinder Dhillon and even Rahul, turned again to see what had occurred. Inside minutes, the MP was taken to a personal hospital in Phagwara the place he was declared introduced useless.

Rahul too had reached the hospital and later visited the MP’s home to precise condolences. He spent about 40 minutes with them. The household mentioned the cremation could be held tomorrow at 10.30 am at their native Dhaliwal Qadian village in Jalandhar.

Congress media in-charge Jairam Ramesh mentioned the yatra would resume on Sunday from Lyallpur Khalsa Faculty in Jalandhar, skipping Goraya and Phagwara. He mentioned the yatra would now go by Jalandhar on a sombre word, which meant that DJs, music techniques, dancing troops and ornamental vehicles wouldn’t be used.

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