Gujarat Congress MP passes away, LS condoles

Ahmedabad, March 1: Congress MP from Banaskantha, Mukesh Gadhvi, on Friday passed away at a private hospital here, party sources said. Gadhvi, 50, was admitted to Sterling Hospital here ten days back after he suffered a brain stroke. He died of multiple organ failure, sources said.

Gadhvi was a two-time MP from Banaskantha and three-time MLA from Danta between 1998 and 2009. He is survived by wife, two daughters and a son. His father late B K Gadhvi was the Union Minister of State for Finance during the Rajiv Gandhi government and had also been the Gujarat unit party president. Expressing grief, senior Congress leader Shaktisinh Gohil tweeted: "Very sad and shocking to hear that my friend and senior Congress leader from Banaskantha is no more."

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi also expressed grief at Gadhvi's demise. Modi tweeted: "Sad to know about the demise of Banaskantha MP Mukesh Gadhvi. My condolences to his family. May his soul rest in peace."

Lok Sabha condoles Gadhvi's death

The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day following condoling the death of the Gujarat MP. "An active social and political worker, he promoted the cause of education, particularly of the girl child," Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar said in her obituary reference as soon as the Lok Sabha met for the day.


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