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BJP MP poll candidate Devisingh Patel dies

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 05 November 2018, 01:49 PM
BJP MP poll candidate Devisingh Patel dies
BJP MP poll candidate Devisingh Patel dies

Devisingh Patel, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from the Rajpur Assembly seat in Madhya Pradesh's Barwani district, died of a heart attack Monday morning, a party source said. He was 66.

Patel, a former minister, suffered a heart attack recently and had recovered. However, he complained of uneasiness in the morning and was rushed to the district hospital where he was declared dead during treatment, state BJP executive member and Patel's close confidant Om Soni said.

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According to Soni, doctors said Patel suffered a cardiac arrest. He is survived by his wife and two sons.

Patel's last rites will be performed at his native village Bandarkachh in Barwani, the sources added.

The BJP nominated Patel from the Rajpur (ST) seat in the first list of candidates announced on November 2 for the elections on November 28.

Six facts about Devisingh Patel

  1. Devisingh Patel hails from Bandarkachh in Barwani, MP
  2. Patel served as a minister of state in the Cabinet of former chief minister Uma Bharti.
  3. The BJP leader first joined the assembly in 1990.
  4. Patel won three Assembly elections in a row from Rajpur - in 1998, 2003 and 2008.
  5. In 2013, he lost to Congress candidate Bala Bachchan.
  6. Both Patel and Bachchan were given ticket from Rajpur from their respective parties for the November 28 elections.
First Published: Monday, November 05, 2018 01:48 PM
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