JALPAIGURI: Four-time RSP MP Joachim Buxla, who later switched to Trinamool Congress, died in a private nursing home in Hyderabad today, party sources said.
Buxla, 62, was suffering from cancer.
His body would be brought here from Hyderabad tomorrow.
In 1996, Buxla quit his job in a nationalised bank to contest on RSP ticket from Alipurduar Lok Sabha constituency and won.
He continued to win from that seat till 2009 general election when RSP selected another candidate. Buxla quit RSP and fought as an Independent candidate but lost.
He then joined the Trinamool Congress and contested in 2011 Assembly election and 2014 Assembly by-poll as TMC candidate from Kumargram seat but lost.
West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC president Mamata Banerjee condoled his death.
"Saddened at the passing of Joachim Buxla 4time MP , Alipurduar, Bengal. He was a member of our party. My condolences to his family & friends," Banerjee twitted.