A Congress ticket aspirant from Agar reserved assembly constituency in Madhya Pradesh, Narsingh Malviya, committed suicide by consuming poison on Thursday morning after his name did not figure in the list announced by the party.
The party has fielded Madhu Ghelot from Agar (80 km north of Indore), which recently became the 51st district of the state. Malviya, who had been associated with the Congress for more than two decades, was a former member of zila panchayat and currently held the post of Agar district secretary.
According to party sources, Malviya (45) was disturbed ever since the Congress list was announced last week. He often complained to his close friends that he was betrayed by the party.
Sources said that on Thursday morning he went to a nearby temple and consumed poison there. He was found lying unconscious on the temple premises and taken to Ujjain where he died after a couple of hours.
Television channels quoted Inspector general of police V Madhu Kumar as saying that the deceased's room at his house was searched but no suicide note was found and the dying declaration could also be not taken as the victim was unconscious. The statements of family members of Malviya have been recorded.