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Rajasthan: BJP MP from Alwar Mahant Chandnath passes away

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Rajasthan’s Alwar, Mahant Chandnath, has passed away at the age of 61.

india Updated: Sep 17, 2017 10:24 IST
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Chandnath first won the by-elections in 2014 from Rajasthan’s Behror seat.(ANI Photo)

BJP MP from Alwar Mahant Chandnath passed away at a hospital in New Delhi on Sunday.

The 61-year-old won the Alwar seat in the 2014 parliamentary elections after defeating Congress candidate and former union minister Jitendra Singh.

BJP state spokesperson Anand Sharma said Chandnath was suffering from cancer and the end came at a hospital in Delhi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief over the death of the MP.

“Saddened by the demise of LS MP from Alwar, Mahant Chand Nath ji. He will be remembered for his rich social work. My deepest condolences,” the prime minister said in a tweet.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje also expressed condolences to the bereaved family members, saying it is an irreparable loss to her and the entire BJP family.

Chandnath will be remembered for his contribution for the developmental works, she said.

“I wish peace for the departed soul,” Raje said in a tweet.

First Published: Sep 17, 2017 10:23 IST