Former BJP MP Sharad Tripathi dies

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By: Debalina Ghosh

Last Update: 2021-07-01 22:40:35 IST

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Former BJP MP from Sant Kabir Nagar, Sharad Tripathi dies dur to prolonged illness at Medanta hospital in Haryana, Gurgaon

Former BJP MP Sharad Tripathi dies

Former BJP MP from Sant Kabir Nagar, Sharad Tripathi dies dur to prolonged illness at Medanta hospital in Haryana, Gurgaon. The 49-year-old Tripathi dies on Wednesday night due to liver-related issues, as per the family members.

Ha is survived by his wife, two daughters, and two sons, as per his close relatives. Tripathi was elected as a member of parliament from the Sant Kabir Nagar Lok Sabha seat in 2014.      

He got involved into a controversy before the 2019 Lok Sabha election when he hit Menhdawal BJP MLA Rakesh Singh with shoes during a meeting.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah condoled Tripathi’s death. Modi tweeted, “Shri Sharad Tripathi’s untimely demise has left me as well as many other saddened. He loved serving society and working for the downtrodden. He made unique efforts to popularize the ideals of Sant Kabir Das Ji. Condolences to his family and supporters. Om Shanti.”

Shah said Tripathi’s demise is a big loss to the party. BJP national president J P Nadda also extended condolences to the family and supporters. He said, “His death is an unrepairable loss to Uttar Pradesh and the BJP. May his soul rest in peace. In this time of grief, I express my heartfelt condolences to the family members.”

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and senior party leaders and state ministers also expended their condolences to the family and the supporters.

Tripathi’s body will reach Gorakhpur by air on Thursday evening. The funeral ceremony may take place at Ayodhya on Friday, as per his family members.

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