May 31, 2021 12:18:52 pm
BJP MLA Devendra Pratap Singh died on Monday morning following a cardiac arrest. He was 55.
The MLA from Amapur was rushed to a district hospital, where doctors declared him dead, family sources said.
“Singh was brought to the hospital around 7 am and he was pronounced dead,” Chief Medical Superintendent of the hospital Dr Rajesh Agarwal said.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has expressed profound grief over the demise of the Amapur MLA.
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Singh, a resident of Hajipur village under Amapur police station, was a three-term MLA.
He is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter.
On information about Singh’s death, a large number of BJP leaders and workers, including local BJP MLA Vipin Verma David and Marhara MLA Virendra Lodhi, rushed to the hospital.
The party workers have alleged that a government ambulance was not provided for taking the MLA’s body to his village.
They said the family had to arrange a private ambulance.
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