Rajasthan BJP MLA Kirti Kumari dies of swine flu

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje took to twitter to express grief over Kirti's death. Raje tweeted: "I express grief over Kirti Kumari's untimely death. Her death is a big set back for me and the BJP family.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 28, 2017 3:09:45 pm
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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Mandalgarh constituency in Rajasthan’s Bhilwara district Kirti Kumari died of swine flu around 7 am on Monday, news agency ANI reported. She was 50.

Kirt had defeated Congress candidate Vivek by a huge margin in the 2013 assembly election.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje took to Twitter to express her condolences. “I express grief over Kirti Kumari’s untimely death. Her death is a huge setback for me and the BJP family,she tweeted. 

She also said: “She was an inseparable part of our family. May God help her family members to face the situation strongly in this bad time.”

She was admitted to Fortis Hospital yesterday from the state-run SMS Hospital following complication in breathing due to swine flu, Medical Superintendent of Fortis Hospital, Dr Shrikant Swami said.

Kirti was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Jawahar Circle area in Jaipur. A medical team consisting of nearly 12 doctors was observing her health, according to reports. A number of Rajput community leaders said the Rajasthan government did not show promptness in ensuring treatment to the 50-year old minister. They alleged no senior politician visited Kirti Kumari while she was admitted in SMS Hospital. She hailed from the royal Bijolia family of Rajasthan.

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