Kailash Chandra Joshi, Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister And BJP Leader, Dies

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 24 November 2019, 12:49 PM
Kailash Chandra Joshi, former Madhya Pradesh chief minister and BJP leader, dies
Kailash Chandra Joshi, former Madhya Pradesh chief minister and BJP leader, dies (Photo Credit : Twitter/ANI )

Kailash Chandra Joshi, former Madhya Pradesh chief minister and BJP leader, passed away on Sunday at the age of 90. He breathed his last in Bhopal. He was unwell for quite sometime before passing away due to age-related ailment.

In a tweet, the news agency ANI said, "Bharatiya Janata Party leader & former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Kailash Chandra Joshi passes away in Bhopal." 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday condoled the death of former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh. In a tweet, he said, "Kailash Joshi Ji was a stalwart who made a strong contribution towards Madhya Pradesh’s growth. He worked hard to strengthen Jan Sangh and BJP in Central India. He made a mark as an effective legislator. Pained by his demise. Condolences to his family and supporters. Om Shanti."

Kailash Chandra Joshi represented the Bagli assembly constituency from 1962 till 1998. He served six months as the 9th Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, from June 1977 to January 1978 as a member of Janata Party. Joshi had a brief stint as member of Rajya Sabha from 2000 to 2004. He was also a member of the Lok Sabha from 2004 to 2014, representing the Bhopal constituency in Madhya Pradesh, as a member of BJP.

He was born on July 14, 1929. 

First Published: Sunday, November 24, 2019 12:00 PM
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