Senior BJD leader Ladu Kishore Swain dies, PM pays respects
Senior Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader and Lok Sabha member Ladu Kishore Swain died at a private hospital in Bhubaneshwar following prolonged illness, family sources said today. The 71-year-old leader is survived by wife, two sons, and a daughter. The BJD leader, who represented Odisha Aska Lok Sabha constituency, was suffering from a kidney ailment and breathed his last late night yesterday.
PM Modi, Odisha-CM among others to condole demise of Swain
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and a host of dignitaries condoled the demise of Swain. The chief minister in his condolence message described Swain as an able parliamentarian who had also served as a member of the state legislature. The state Assembly mourned the demise of Swain and paid homage by observing a minute's silence.
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Swain had been elected to State Assembly in 2004
Ladu Kishore Swain was elected to Lok Sabha from Aska Lok Sabha constituency in 2014 as a BJD candidate. Earlier, he was elected to the state Assembly in 2004 on a BJD ticket from Kabisurya Nagara Assembly constituency in Ganjam district.