Rural Development Minister and senior BJP leader from Maharashtra Gopinath Munde died on Tuesday Morning in a road accident.
64-year-old Munde was on his way to airport when his car was hit by another vehicle at around 6:30 a.m. at Prithviraj road-Tughlak road roundabout in the heart of the capital, said Union Minster Nitin Gadkari.
He was rushed to a hospital where doctors declared him dead around 7:20, said Gadkari. Though Munde did not suffer any external injuries, he apparently suffered a shock in the impact of accident.
Munde asked for water from his security guard Nair who was sitting in front of the car and told him to take him to the hospital
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted,” Gopinath Munde ji was a true mass leader. Hailing from backward sections of society, he rose to great heights & tirelessly served people”.
“My tributes to a dynamic leader whose premature demise leaves a void hard to fill.Condolences to Munde ji’s family. We stand by them in this hour of grief,” PM Modi tweets.
National flag will be flown at half mast in Delhi, state capitals and UTs on Tuesday as a mark of respect to Munde.
The metro services will resume from 2:30 PM and DTC buses will start plying its routes from 2 PM.