BJP candidate from UP's Moradabad Kunwar Sarvesh Singh passes away a day after polling

Moradabad had voted in phase -I on Friday and the BJP candidate had cast his vote, party sources said that the BJP leader passed away due to a hear attack.
BJP candidate Kunwar Sarvesh Singh arrives to file his nomination papers for the Lok Sabha elections, in Moradabad. Singh on Saturday, April 20, 2024 passed away.
BJP candidate Kunwar Sarvesh Singh arrives to file his nomination papers for the Lok Sabha elections, in Moradabad. Singh on Saturday, April 20, 2024 passed away.PTI Photo

LUCKNOW: In major turn of events, BJP candidate from Moradabad, Kunwar Sarvesh Singh passed away on Saturday. He had not being keeping well for sometime. He breathed his last in Delhi's AIIMS. He was 72.

Moradabad had voted in phase -I on Friday and the BJP candidate had cast his vote.

As per the initial reports, the demise of the BJP candidate was attributed to a cardiac arrest,  however, the official confirmation was yet to land.

However, BJP state president Bhupendra Chaudhury confirming Singh's demise, stated that he had a medical condition in his throat and had undergone surgery. He had gone to AIIMS for a follow-up on Friday."
Pall of gloom descended in the ruling party camp with the news of Singh's demise.

Significantly, Kunwar Sarvesh Singh had been the five-time MLA of the BJP from Thakurdwara assembly segment of Moradabad. He represented the seat in UP assembly in 1991,1993,1996, 2002 and 2012.

He was elected MP from Moradabad in 2014 after the seeping saffron wave. However, he failed to retain the seat in 2019 and lost it to Samajwadi party candidate Dr ST Hasan.

Condoling his death, UP Chief Minister in a post on X in Hindi said, "I am shocked by the demise of BJP candidate from Moradabad Lok Sabha constituency and former MP Kunwar Sarvesh Singh ji. This is an irreparable loss for the BJP family. My condolences are with the bereaved family. I pray to Lord Shri Ram to give a place to the departed soul in his feet and provide strength to the bereaved family and their supporters to bear this loss. Om Shaanti.

Kunwar Saresh Singh's son, Kunwar Sushant Singh is the BJP MLA from Barhapur.

As per Moradabad DM Manvendra Singh, the demise of the BJP candidate would not hamper the poll process. The counting of votes of Moradbad would be held as per the schedule on June 4. Only If the BJP candidate wins, bypoll would be held.

BJP leader and party's candidate for the Moradabad Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh died on Saturday. Notably, voting on Moradabad seat took place in the first phase of Lok Sabha elections on Friday.

Kunwar Sarvesh Singh, born on December 23, 1952,  was a businessman and strong leader of the party in Uttar Pradesh. He belonged to Ratupura Village of Thakurdwara in Moradbad.

His father Raja Rampal was a 4-time MLA of Congress from Thakurdwara and once an MP from Amroha.

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