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Former Samajwadi Party MLA who tested positive for Covid-19, dies at 70

Rajat Saxena said his father Gopal Krishna Saxena was having difficulty in breathing for the past few days, and had tested positive for COVID-19.

Published: 19th April 2021 02:24 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th April 2021 02:24 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

PILIBHIT: Former Samajwadi Party MLA Gopal Krishna Saxena, who had tested positive for COVID-19, died at a hospital in Bareilly on Monday, his son said.

He was 70.

"When he could not get proper treatment in Lucknow, he was admitted to a hospital in Bareilly on Saturday. On Monday, around 5 am, he breathed his last," Rajat Saxena said.

He said his father was having difficulty in breathing for the past few days, and had tested positive for COVID-19.

Gopal Krishna Saxena represented Puranpur in the state assembly.

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