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.
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