The BJP MLA from Nepanagar assembly constituency in Burhanpur district Rajendra Dadu, 53, died in a road accident in MP’s Sehore district on Thursday night.
He was on his way to Bhopal to attend the BJP’s legislature party meeting held at the CM House when the car he was travelling in skidded and plunged into a roadside ditch. He died on the spot.
There were 3 more persons including the MLA’s gunman in the car who sustained injuries. They were rushed to Chirayu hospital.
Talking to the Hindustan Times, superintendent of police Sehore Manish Kapuriya confirmed the information regarding death of the MLA.
On receiving the information about the MLA’s death, the BJP legislature party meeting was immediately postponed. Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was reported to have left for Sehore.
All the BJP MLAs were asked to reach Bhopal by June 9 to attend the legislature party meeting and stay in Bhopal till the polling for Rajya Sabha election on June 11.