Former NC legislator from Rajouri dies of Covid-19
Rajouri, Sep 07: A former legislator from Rajouri district and National Conference leader, Thakur Rashpal Singh died due to Coronavirus and some other health issues on Monday morning.
Singh, a resident of Sialsui Kalakote, has won elections several times from Kalakote assembly segment and was leader of National Conference since decades. He has also served as Vice Chairman of State Kissan Advisory Board during Omar Abdullah led government in 2009-15.
Officials said that former legislator developed some medical issues on Sunday evening and was taken to SMVDN hospital Katra where he breathed his last at around 2 AM. He had also tested positive for Coronavirus, they said.
“I have been informed that former legislator has been tested positive for Coronavirus,” said Deputy Commissioner (DC) Rajouri, Mohammad Nazir Sheikh.
He said that deployment of police has been made in the area to prevent any gathering during his funeral.
Meanwhile, former Chief Minister and NC Vice President Omar Abdullah also tweeted about the leader’s demise.
He said that he had talked to Singh yesterday late evening and wished him s aspeedy recover. (with inputs from KNO)