MP: BJP poll candidate and ex-MP Minister Devisingh Patel dies
Former minister and BJP candidate from the Rajpur Assembly seat in Barwani district, Madhya Pradesh, Devisingh Patel died of a heart attack today, a party leader said. He was 66 and is survived by wife and two sons, said Om Soni, State BJP executive member and Patel's close confidant. According to Soni, doctors said Patel suffered a cardiac arrest. Here's more.
Patel had suffered heart attack sometime back, had recovered
Patel, who had suffered a heart attack sometime back and had recovered, complained of uneasiness this morning and was rushed to the district hospital where he died during treatment, Soni said. His last rites will be performed at his native village Bandarkachh in Barwani district.
Assembly polls: Patel won thrice from Rajpur, lost in 2013
Patel served as a Minister of State in the Cabinet of former CM Uma Bharti. A multiple times MLA, the BJP leader won three Assembly elections in a row, from Rajpur - in 1998, 2003 and 2008. In 2013, he lost to Congress candidate Bala Bachchan. Both Patel and Bachchan were to face each other again from the same constituency for the November-28 elections.