BJP shocker: Newly elected MLA Govind Rathod dies of heart attack

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Newly elected MLA dies of heart attack
Mumbai, Oct 27: Giving a blow to the Maharashtra BJP, a newly elected BJP MLA died of a massive heart attack.

Govind M Rathod, a newly elected BJP legislator from Mudkhed Assembly segment in Maharashtra's Nanded district, died following a massive heart attack early on Monday, Oct 27, a party official said.

"It is very sad. He suffered a heart attack while travelling in a train and later expired," state BJP spokesperson Madhav Bhandari said.

The strength of BJP in the 288-member 13th Maharashtra Assembly is now 121 with Rathod's death.

His death came on a day when the BJP is expected to announce the date of the swearing-in ceremony of the new government.

Rathod, 64, was on his way to Mumbai by Devgiri Express when he was taken ill and he passed away following a cardiac arrest, party sources said.

[With agency inputs]

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