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BJP Hathras MP Rajveer Diler dies of heart attack, PM Modi condoles demise

He was elected to Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly from Iglas in 2017. His father Kishan Lal Diler was former MP from Hathras.

Edited By: Arushi Jaiswal @JaiswalArushi Hathras Updated on: April 24, 2024 22:18 IST
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Image Source : INDIA TV Hathras MP Rajveer Diler

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: BJP MP from Uttar Pradesh's Hathras Rajveer Diler died of a heart attack on Wednesday. It is pertinent to mention that the party had denied him a ticket for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections and has fielded Anup Pradhan instead. 

According to the reports, Diler (65) passed away at a hospital in Aligarh following a prolonged illness.

In the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, Rajvir Diler won the seat with a margin of 260,208 votes. Rajvir Diler was polled 684,299 votes with a vote share of 59.00 per cent and defeated Ramji Lal Suman from SP who got 424,091 votes (36.83 per cent). 

PM Modi expresses grief

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday condoled the passing of the BJP's Hathras MP and said he will always be remembered for his work at the grassroots level. His untimely death is very painful, Modi said in a post on X, adding that his demise is a big blow to the party.

"I am deeply saddened by the untimely demise of BJP MP Rajveer Singh Diler ji from Hathras Lok Sabha seat of Uttar Pradesh. His demise is a big loss for the party. He will always be remembered for his work at the grassroots level. I pray to God to give strength to his family to bear this immense pain. Om Shanti!" he said.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath condoled the death of the BJP MP. "The untimely demise of Shri Rajveer Singh Diler ji, MP from Hathras Lok Sabha constituency is extremely sad and an irreparable loss for the BJP family. My condolences are with the bereaved family. It is a prayer to Lord Shri Ram to grant the departed soul a place at his feet and the bereaved family members and give them strength to bear this immense loss," CM Yogi said in an X post.

UP Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya also expressed grief over the demise of Hathras MP. "The news of the sudden demise of Hon'ble MP from Hathras Lok Sabha and hardworking BJP leader Shri Rajveer Diler ji is extremely sad. His demise is an irreparable loss for the BJP organization and the political world. I pray to God to give a place to the virtuous soul in his feet and give strength to the grieving followers to bear this sorrow," he said.

Voting in Hathras will take place on May 7. The Samajwadi Party has fielded Jasvir Valmiki on the seat against BSP's Hembabu Dhangar and BJP's Anoop Pradhan.

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