West Bengal assembly elections 2021: A Congress candidate from Samserganj assembly seat in Murshidabad district in West Bengal passed away on Thursday after battling Covid-19, news agency ANI reported. The deceased leader has been identified as Rezaul Haque.
Haque breathed his last at a Kolkata hospital earlier this morning, ANI reported. He had tested positive for Covid-19.
Although Congress and Left have signed an electoral pact in the state, the grand old party and CPM fielded their respective candidates in Samserganj following a face-off. Haque was pitted against CPM Modassar Hossain.
Samsherganj will go to polls in the fifth phase on April 17.