Veteran BJP Leader Passes Away

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Dehradun: BJP veteran and former MLA Bharat Singh Rawat passed away in Kotdwar on Wednesday following prolonged ailment, his son and BJP MLA from Lansdowne Dilip Singh said.

He was 84.

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Rawat represented the Lansdowne constituency for five consecutive terms in Uttar Pradesh Assembly in undivided UP between 1974 and 1996.

He is survived by four sons and a daughter.

Describing his death as a great loss for the party, state BJP president Ajay Bhatt said he enjoyed a direct contact with people.

State Congress president Kishore Upadhyay said his death was a loss not just for the BJP, but for the entire state.

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