Sitting BJP MLA BN Vijayakumar from Jayanagar assembly segment, breathed his last on Friday in Bengaluru, the party informed. He was 60.
The two-time lawmaker, who was contesting from the same seat in the Karnataka Assembly elections, suffered a cardiac arrest while campaigning. His last rites will be performed on Friday.
The veteran leader, who joined Bharatiya Janta Party in 1990, was admitted to super speciality hospital Jayadeva Institute of Cardiac Sciences and Research Centre, after he collapsed on Thursday evening.
BJP remembered Vijayakumar’s commitment & hardwork and said that it was a great loss for the party.
Sri BN Vijay Kumar, Jayanagar's popular 2 term MLA & BJP candidate passed away last night due to cardiac arrest. His humility, dedication & commitment to party and people will be remembered. A great loss for us. Our condolences to his family.We pray for his Sadgati. #OmShanti pic.twitter.com/EcAivkgtt4— BJP Karnataka (@BJP4Karnataka) May 4, 2018
BJP’s state unit Chief BS Yeddyurappa mourned his death and said the party would work to strengthen his ideals.
I am deeply pained at the untimely demise of my friend & party stalwart Jayanagar MLA Shri @BNVijaykumar. May God give strength to his family to bear this huge loss. We will work to strengthen his ideals.— B.S. Yeddyurappa (@BSYBJP) May 4, 2018
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah expressed his condolences to BN Vijayakumar’s family.
Jayanagara MLA Shri B N Vijaya Kumar has died suddenly apparently due to cardiac arrest.I express my condolences to his family & loved ones. Shri Vijaya Kumar was a sincere & hard working political leadersMay his soul rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/Q7D8lERleZ— Siddaramaiah (@siddaramaiah) May 4, 2018
BJP Chief Amit Shah took to Twitter to express his grief at the loss of his party leader. Shah wrote, ''Pained to know about the demise of Shri B N Vijaykumar ji, our candidate from Jayanagar, Bengaluru. My deepest condolences to his family & followers in this hour of grief. He had been a dedicated karyakarta & two term MLA who was loved & admired by all''.