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In Dharampal Chaudhary’s death, BJP loses another stalwart

Governor, chief minister extend condolences to the bereaved family

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In Dharampal Chaudhary’s death, BJP loses another stalwart
CM Vasundhara Raje offering floral wreath at the funeral of Chaudhary.
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BJP MLA Dharampal Chaudhary passed away due to illness on Thursday. Six BJP leaders, including three MLAs and two MPs, have died in the last nine months in the state. Legislator of Mundawar consistency in Alwar district and senior leader Chaudhary breathed last at around 3.15am. On his death Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje reached Jat Behror in his native village and attended the funeral. The officers of Rajasthan Police gave the guard of honour and after that the funeral procession started, in which a large number of people took part. Chaudhary was cremated at his native village Jat Behror. Governor Kalyan Singh also extended condolences over the death of Chaudhary. 

67-year-old Chaudhary, once a District Councillor and three times MLA, had been the President of Alwar Jat Mahasabha for 14 years. Chaudhary was suffering from swine flu. But after recovering, his liver was infected and was admitted to the Medanta Hospital in Gurugram. According to the family, Chaudhary passed away on Thursday morning. He was the eldest of two brothers and a sister in the family. In 1995, Chaudhary started his political journey by winning the election of Alwar District Council from Chatrapura Ward of Bansur. After this, Chaudhary contested assembly elections as an independent candidate in 1998 from Mundawar constituency. But he lost to BJP’s Jaswant Yadav.

In Lok Sabha election of 2000, Jaswant Yadav was elected for parliament and BJP made Chaudhary a candidate in the assembly by-election, which he won. He was again elected MLA on the BJP ticket in 2003 and became a parliamentary secretary. Chaudhary lost the assembly elections in 2008. But for the third time in the 2013 assembly elections, he was again elected.  Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, medical and health minister Kalicharan Saraf, cooperative minister Ajay Singh Kilak, GAD minister Hem Singh Bhadana, including BJP government ministers, legislators, leaders and workers were present. Before the funeral, the body of Chaudhary was kept for public to offer tributes. 

3 seats down

With Chaudhary’s death, three seats have been vacant in the assembly. There are currently 197 members in the state assembly. A few days ago Nathdwara legislator Kalyan Singh passed away. Later firebrand leader Kirori Lal Meena resigned from the Assembly after becoming a Rajya Sabha member and now one seat has fell vacant due to Chaudhary’s demise.

 

6 die in 9 months

BJP has  lost six senior leaders in nine months First Union Minister and Ajmer MP Sanwar Lal Jat and Alwar MP Mahant Chandnath died due to illness. MLA Mandalgarh Kirti Kumari and MLA from Nathdwara, Kalyan Singh died due to illness. Apart from this, the party  also lost former medical and health minister Dr Digambar Singh. Dr Singh’s death was also due to illness. Kirti Kumari also died due to swine flu.

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