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Maharastra BJP MP Palghar Chintaman Wanaga Passes Away

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| January 30 , 2018 , 17:30 IST

Senior BJP MP from Maharashtra, Chintaman Wanaga passed away in New Delhi's Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital on Tuesday. He was 67 years old.

As per reports he suffered a heart attack at his residence and was rushed to the hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.

Dr. VK Tiwary, Medical Superintendent of RML told reporters, "he was brought to RML Hospital around 11.15 am. We tried to resuscitate him for 30 minutes but he could not be revived. He was declared brought dead at around 11.45 am."

Wanaga, a tribal leader was elected to Lok Sabha from Dahanu constituency of Maharashtra in 1996 and 1999 general elections. He represented Vikramgad in Maharastra Legislative Assembly after becoming an MLA in 2009 after losing the Loksabha elections.

He was elected to the Loksabha for the third time in 2014 representing Palghar.

An advocate by profession, Wanaga was the Thane district president of the BJP. He was also a member of the parliamentary standing committee on rural development and the committee on welfare of SCs and STs.

Wanaga was in Delhi for the budget session. An obituary reference would be read out by the speaker of the house on February 1, when the house meets.

The house proceedings are unlikely to be affected by Wanaga’s demise. Last year, the government went ahead with the budget presentation despite the demise of former Union Minister and IUML leader E Ahamed, who had collapsed during the president’s address to the joint sitting of the two Houses. The House did not meet the next day as a mark of respect.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared his grief on Twitter.

 

BJP president Amit Shah said he was pained to learn of the untimely death of  Wanaga.