- Mandavi, 58, was taken to a hospital in neighbouring Dhamtari town after he suffered a heart attack
- He complained of uneasiness and was attended by doctors at the hospital
- Mandavi died while receiving treatment at the hospital
Chhattisgarh Assembly Deputy Speaker and ruling Congress MLA Manoj Singh Mandavi died on Sunday following a heart attack, party leaders said.
Mandavi, 58, was taken to a hospital in neighbouring Dhamtari town after he suffered a heart attack where he died in the morning, state Congress communication wing head Sushil Anand Shukla said.
Mandavi, who represented the Bhanupratappur constituency in the Kanker district, was at his native village Nathia Nawagaon in the Charama area of the district on Saturday night.
After he complained of uneasiness, he was taken to a hospital in Charama where doctors attended to him, Shukla said.
Mandavi was then shifted to a hospital in neighbouring Dhamtari town where he died, the Congress leader said.
The three-time MLA and a prominent tribal face of the party in Bastar region, Mandavi had served as the minister of state for home and prisons during the Ajit Jogi-led Congress government in the state between 2000 and 2003.