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06 Feb 2019

Senior BJD leader Ladu Kishore Swain dies, PM pays respects

BJD MP Ladu Kishore Swain dies at 71

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.

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BJD MP Ladu Kishore Swain dies at 71


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.

His work towards rural development was noteworthy: PM Modi

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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.

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