Former state minister and four-time legislator from Firozabad, Raghuwar Dayal Verma, died here today following a cardiac arrest.
The 85-year-old leader, who was nominated by Samajwadi Party from Shikohabad seat for 2012 assembly elections, passed away at the M C Agarwal hospital here, family sources said.
Verma had contested the 2007 assembly polls from Shikohabad on a BJP ticket. Verma joined forces with Kalyan Singh after the former BJP leader formed a new party but later fell out with him in 2010. His last rites would be performed later in the day at the Fatehabad cremation ground, sources added.