BJP MP from Kairana Hukum Singh dies aged 79

Kairana MP Hukum Singh had been under treatment at the hospital since a month and was suffering from breathing difficulties.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 3, 2018 11:12:04 pm
BJP leader from Kairana Hukum Singh dies aged 79 BJP leader Hukum Singh had been under treatment at the hospital since a month and was suffering from breathing difficulties.

BJP leader and Kairana MP Hukum Singh passed away at Noida’s JP Hospital on Saturday. He was 79. He had been under treatment at the hospital since a month and was suffering from breathing difficulties.

“Anguished by the demise of MP and veteran leader from Uttar Pradesh, Shri Hukum Singh Ji. He served the people of UP with great diligence and worked for the welfare of farmers. My thoughts are with his family and supporters in this hour of grief,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted while offering his condolence.

Having served in the Narayan Dutt Tiwari, Kalyan Singh, Ram Prakash Gupta, Rajnath Singh and Mayawati governments in the state, Hukum Singh had been a seven-time member of the Uttar Pradesh state assembly. Singh had gained prominence after he raked up the issue of migration of Hindu families from Kairana and neighbouring areas.

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