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BJP Lok Sabha candidate from UP's Moradabad 71-year-old Kunwar Sarvesh Singh dies, PM Modi offer condolences

Lok Sabha elections 2024: UP BJP chief Bhupendra Chaudhary confirmed that Sarvesh Kumar has passed away on Saturday. Kunwar Sarvesh was pitted against Ruchi Veera of the I.N.D.I.A bloc in the battle for Moradabad.

Reported By : Vishal Pratap Singh Edited By : Sheenu Sharma
Moradabad
Updated on: April 21, 2024 6:11 IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2024: BJP Lok Sabha candidate from Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad Kunwar Sarvesh Singh passed away today (April 20) in the national capital. Elections were held yesterday in Moradabad constituency. According to reports, 71-year-old Kunwar Sarvesh Singh was ill and passed away due to a heart attack in Delhi's AIIMS, confirmed BJP MLA from Moradabad city Ritesh Gupta. 

"Kunwar Sarvesh Kumar has passed away," UP BJP chief Bhupendra Chaudhary told media. He had some problem in his throat and had an operation. Yesterday, he had gone to AIIMS for a check-up," Chaudhary.

Voting in Moradabad constituency in Uttar Pradesh took place in the first phase on Friday (April 19). Kunwar Sarvesh was pitted against Ruchi Veera of the I.N.D.I.A bloc in the battle for Moradabad. 

Kunwar Sarvesh Kumar was among the 12 candidates in the poll fray from Moradabad parliamentary constituency that went to polls in the first phase on April 19. He won the Moradabad Lok Sabha seat in the 2014 general elections but lost in 2019 to the Samajwadi Party's S T Hasan. He has also been a five-time BJP MLA from the Thakurdwara assembly segment in Moradabad from 1991 to 2007 and from 2012 to 2014.

PM Modi pays condolences 

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweets, "I am deeply saddened by the untimely demise of BJP candidate from Moradabad Lok Sabha seat and former MP Kunwar Sarvesh Singh ji. He remained dedicated to public service and social service till his last breath. His demise is an irreparable loss for the party. I pray to God to give strength to his family to bear this deep grief. Om Shanti!"

UP CM Yogi Adityanath expresses grief

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath condoled the demise of BJP Lok Sabha candidate from Moradabad Kunwar Sarvesh. Condoling the demise of the party's Moradabad candidate, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath took to his official X handle to post, "I am shocked to learn of the demise of our Moradabad candidate and former MP, Kunwar Sarvesh Kumar Singh-ji. This is an irreparable loss for the BJP Parivaar. In this hour of grief, my thoughts and prayers go out to his family members and loved ones. I pray that Prabhu Shri Ram grants eternal peace to the departed soul while giving his family the strength and forbearance to bear this loss. Om Shanti!"

Union Home Minister Amit Shah expresses grief 

 

In a post in Hindi on X, Maurya said, "The news of the sudden demise of former MP from Moradabad Lok Sabha constituency and hardworking and popular BJP leader Kunwar Sarvesh Singh ji is extremely sad. His demise is an irreparable loss for the BJP 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. Om Shanti!"

Pathak expressed shock over the death of the BJP candidate from the Moradabad Lok Sabha seat. "My condolences are with the bereaved family. May God give peace to the departed soul and strength to the family members. Om Shanti!" he said.

UP BJP chief Bhupendra Chaudhary and General Secretary (Organisation) of UP BJP Dharampal Singh have expressed deep condolence on the demise of Kunwar Sarvesh Singh. In a statement issued from the UP BJP headquarters, Chaudhary said, "The untimely demise of Kunwar Sarvesh Singh ji, a hard-working leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party, a source of inspiration for BJP workers and former MP from Moradabad, is extremely sad and painful."

Lok Sabha polls Phase 1 voting in Moradabad

A total of 60.25 percent voter turnout was recorded in all eight parliamentary constituencies of western Uttar Pradesh, where voting was held on Friday in the first phase of the Lok Sabha election.

A total of 80 candidates--73 men and seven women--are contesting in the first phase in the state. The parliamentary constituencies that went for polling in UP on Friday included Muzaffarnagar, Nagina, Saharanpur, Kairana, Moradabad, Pilibhit, Bijnor, and Rampur.

According to data shared by the Election Commission of India, Saharanpur recorded 65.95 percent of voter turnout, while Rampur recorded 54.77 percent, Muzaffarnagar recorded 59.29 percent, and Pilibhit recorded 61.91 percent. The voter turnout in Bijnor was recorded at 58.21 percent, Kairana at 61.17 percent, Moradabad at 60.60 percent, and Nagina at 59.54 percent.

Voting for the first phase of Lok Sabha elections 2024 concluded on Friday across 102 parliamentary constituencies spread over 21 states and Union Territories.

More details are awaited in this regard. 

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