BJP’s Rajasthan chief Madan Lal Saini dies in New Delhi

Rajasthan BJP unit chief Madan Lal Saini died at New Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Monday, a party spokesperson said. He was 75.

Saini who was also a Rajya Sabha member, was appointed the chief of the Rajasthan unit of the BJP in June last year afte the party had been headless for almost three months.

Rajasthan chief minister Asjok Gehlot expressed shock at his death.

BJP’s working president J P Nadda described Saini’s death as an “irreparable loss”.

“I am shocked by the death of Madan Lal Saini in the Rajya Sabha. This is irreparable damage to the Bharatiya Janata Party family. Madan Lal Saini offered his whole life in the service of society. God bless his virtuous soul.,” he tweeted.

First Published: Jun 24, 2019 20:20 IST

Updated: June 24, 2019 — 9:00 pm