Minister of State for Railways of India and a BJP veteran Suresh Angadi has passed away on today because of COVID-19. The Indian political circle is in a deep shock in his death. He became COVID-19 positive on 11th September.
The Indian national flag will be hoisted in all government offices in Delhi on 24th September over the death of the Minister of State for Railways.
He was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) trauma centre in New Delhi. He was 65 years old. Angadi has held various positions in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in his long political career.
He started as the BJP vice president in Belgaum in 1996. He was a Lok Sabha MP from Belgaum in Karnataka. He reached parliament by winning Lok Sabha elections in 2004, 2009, 2014 and 2019 from Belgaum, Karnataka. After the general election of last year, he was selected as the Minister of State for Railways.
Suresh Angadi is the 2nd BJP MP from Karnataka who died due to COVID-19. Earlier, Rajya Sabha MP Ashok Gusty had died due to COVID-19 in 17th September. Many political leaders expressed grief over the demise of Angadi.
Minister of Commerce and Industry and the Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal also mourned on Angadi’s death. He tweeted “Deeply anguished at the unfortunate demise of Suresh Angadi ji. He was like my brother. Words fall short to describe his commitment & dedication towards the people. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends in this hour of need. Om Shanti” Prime Minister Narendra Singh Modi has also expressed grief over the death of Suresh Angadi. He tweeted and said, “Shri Suresh Angadi was an exceptional Karyakarta, who worked hard to make the Party strong in Karnataka. He was a dedicated MP and effective Minister, admired across the spectrum. His demise is saddening. My thoughts are with his family and friends in this sad hour. Om Shanti”