BJP MP Mahant Chandnath dies of cancer at 61

Mahant Chandnath won the Alwar seat on a BJP ticket in the 2014 parliamentary elections, after defeating the incumbent Congress candidate and former union minister Jitendra Singh.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 17, 2017 9:46 am
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BJP MP from Alwar, Mahant Chandnath passed away at a hospital in Delhi on Sunday morning. He was 61 years old at the time of his death.  BJP state spokesperson Anand Sharma said Chandnath was suffering from cancer.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences over the death. “Saddened by the demise of LS MP from Alwar, Mahant ChandNath ji. He will be remembered for his rich social work. My deepest condolences,” the prime minister said in a tweet.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje also expressed condolences, saying it is an irreparable loss to to her and the entire BJP family. Chandnath will be remembered for his contribution for thedevelopmental works, she said. “I wish peace for the departed soul,” Raje said in a tweet.

Earlier this year, he was sentenced to one year rigorous imprisonment after he was found guilty in a land fraud case.

He won the Alwar seat from Rajasthan in the 2014 parliamentary elections, after defeating the incumbent Congress candidate and former union minister Jitendra Singh.

In the run-up to election, a video of Baba Ramdev asking Chandnath not to discuss black money before the media went viral on the internet.

The video footage showed Chandnath complaining to Baba Ramdev about the difficulty in bringing cash into the constituency and also that his money was seized by police. Chandnath in his defence had told The Indian Express, “Media has tampered with the footage. I was saying that Bhanwar Jitendra Singh (sitting Congress MP) was complaining to his people that his money was seized. If anyone has seized my money let them show it.”

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    kashi
    Sep 18, 2017 at 8:52 am
    margaya mardood, na fatiha, na darood!!!
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      Saif Iqbal
      Sep 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm
      Good. Congress will move from 45 to 46.
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      1. John Alexander
        Sep 17, 2017 at 5:11 pm
        India will be free only when all the BJP MPs die of plague or cholera. Just one corrupt mp dying is no use.
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          khaja
          Sep 17, 2017 at 3:15 pm
          PM in his condolence message said, Mahant Chand nathji will be remembered for his rich social work, layman got the message and understood the rich social work - he got rigorous imprisonment of 1 yr for Land Fraud Case and Black Money discussion with Baba Ramdev. Oh God, all of us have to return to you, make us to return to you with Clean Chit, not like the clean chit of those who are unclean, the real Clean chit from your side by making us to do virtuous deeds and True love with the Nation and with the fellow citizens.
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            Sep 17, 2017 at 4:06 pm
            Absolutely right. Shame on baba pakhandi mahant.
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          2. mohammed farhan
            Sep 17, 2017 at 2:31 pm
            Let all political leaders know that every human or living has to die one day. Live with honest and depart as a honest it will rest your soul in peace. If you believe in god know that he will question you ofyour deeds.see him when you are going to cremation what he has taken with him. 80 of our leaders are in their 60s and approaching to end. Think.
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