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MP Assembly Speaker Rohani dies at 67

Assembly secretariat issued a notification announcing appointment of senior legislator Gyan Singh as the pro tem Speaker.

Written by Express News Service | Bhopal |
November 6, 2013 5:57:27 am

Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha Speaker Ishwardas Rohani died of cardiac arrest in Jabalpur on Tuesday. The 67-year-old BJP leader was the party’s candidate from Jaba-lpur (Cantonment) in the next month’s Assembly elections.

Rohani,who was the Speaker of the Assembly for the last 10 years,was addressing party workers when he reportedly complained of pain and collapsed. Doctors at the hospital failed to revive him. His family said Rohani had fever on Monday and coughed blood on Tuesday morning.

The BJP central election committee,which was set to meet in New Delhi to announce the second list of candidates,called off the meeting. The party is likely to release its second list on Wednesday.

Chief Minister Shivraj Sin-gh Chouhan reached Jabalpur after filing his nomination papers from Budhni Assembly constituency to attend Rohani’s funeral with several other party leaders. The MP government has announced two days of state mourning to mark Rohani’s death.

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Born in Karachi in 1946,Rohani became a member of the Bharatiya Jan Sangh in 1965. He began his political career after he was elected municipal councillor in 1973. He made his Assembly debut in 1993 and was the Deputy Speaker from 1999 to 2003.

Meanwhile,the Assembly secretariat issued a notification announcing appointment of senior legislator Gyan Singh as the pro tem Speaker.

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